For horse owners that seek nutritional support for their horse's gut discomfort, Nutrena® has added Empower® Digestive Balance supplement to its lineup. Intestinal and gastric discomfort in horses is often due to stressful situations such as rigorous training, competing, shipping, frequent changes in environment, and even drastic changes in weather. While the structure of a horse is quite large, their gastrointestinal system is rather small, sensitive, and susceptible to upset.
"Horses can suffer from digestive upset which can be demonstrated through irritable behavior, poor appetite, and sometimes loose manure," says Russell Mueller, Equine Product Line Manager with Cargill Animal Nutrition. "These challenges can be even greater in performance horses which are exposed to more stress from traveling, performing, and constantly changing environments. Empower Digestive Balance is a pelleted topdress that brings multiple nutritional technologies into one product to support the overall health of the entire digestive tract."
Empower Digestive Balance contains marine calcite, encapsulated butyric acid, zinc, and proprietary yeast culture. This innovative product provides a comprehensive approach to gastric health by buffering the stomach, maintains or supports tissue integrity for better nutrient absorption, and helps balance the normal microbial environment.
This new offering from Nutrena joins the Empower product family which includes Empower Boost and Empower Topline Balance®. All Empower products are scientifically designed for low feeding rates.
Empower Digestive Balance is intended to be fed with any fully fortified and balanced existing diet. It is offered in 40lb. bags across the United States and is available at over 4,000 Nutrena retailers.
To learn more about this exciting new product offering, visit NutrenaWorld.com.
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If you were involved in equestrian sports at all last year, you probably noticed how COVID incentivized the industry to make a few changes in day-to-day business operations. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) caught up with the STRIDER leadership team to learn more about recent industry trends after their trip earlier this month to EQUITANA USA at the Kentucky Horse Park.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.