What is Equine 74 Gastric?

Equine 74 Gastric is a supplement for horses and ponies that absorbs the excess gastric acid caused by feeding and stress, thus buffering the pH value in the horse's stomach.

Sports and leisure riders, amateurs, world champions and Olympic champions feed it to their horses daily.


Where does Equine 74 Gastric come from?

From the coast of Iceland, processed in Ireland and Germany, 100% natural.

Equine 74 Gastric is obtained from a special species of red algae (Lithothamnium calcareum) harvested from the seabed off the coast of Iceland and then subject to gentle drying processes in Ireland.

The raw material is then processed and packaged in various production steps in Germany – thus the label Made in Germany.

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How should I administer Equine 74 Gastric? 

Feed 50 grammes daily to combat hyperacidity of stomach contents.

Equine 74 Gastric is available in both powder and pellet form. Depending on the horse and preference, it can be fed straight from your hand or added to the horse’s normal feed.

Both the powder and the pellets can be mixed with moist feed such as mash or “Schlonzi” with no lost benefits.

Feed horses 25–50 g of Equine 74 Gastric 1–2 times daily, depending on the size and weight of the horse, its susceptibility to stress and how much gastric acid is being produced. 

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How does Equine 74 Gastric work?

Equine 74 Gastric works like a sponge to absorb excess gastric acid.

The red algae – the natural basis of Equine 74 Gastric – contain 74 different minerals, including large amounts of calcium and magnesium, which have high bioavailability. Equine 74 Gastric’s high calcium and magnesium content and its unique sponge properties provide up to 2.5 times more acid buffer capacity than equine gastric acid supplements obtained from limestone.

This means that Equine 74 Gastric can buffer more gastric acid than conventional products containing calcium. Equine 74 Gastric absorbs excess gastric acid like a sponge to ensure a more balanced pH level in the horse's stomach. The excess acid can no longer attack the stomach lining, thus preventing the development of gastric ulcers.

The feed then passes into the intestine with no hyperacidity. This creates more equilibrium amongst intestinal flora, allowing the intestinal microbes to work better, usually leading to an improved absorption of feed.


What does Equine 74 Gastric cost?

Less than 2 euros per day!

The price will vary depending on the quantity.

  • Our 6-week starter pack: 2 kg for € 79.90
  • Our 4-month best-seller: 6 kg for € 225.00
  • 13-month package, ideal for 2 or more horses: 20 kg for €740.00
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Scientific study proves effects of Equine 74 Gastric!

The scientists Meriel Moore-Colyer*, Denise M. O’Gorman and Katherine Wakefield* (* from the School of Agriculture, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom) conducted a scientific study in 2014 to investigate the effects of Equine 74 Gastric (listed in the study under its former trade name, EquiMinPlus).

“In summary, the results of the experiments of the scientific study show that the addition of a marine, multi-mineral supplement (Equine 74 Gastric) to a number of fibre-concentrate diets (feeds) has a positive buffering effect during in vitro small intestine digestion and a slightly stimulated early fermentation rate under in vitro colon conditions.”
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 34 (2014) 391–397

The aim of the study was to determine whether Equine 74 Gastric counteracts hyperacidity of the gastrointestinal tract. For this purpose, in vitro experiments were carried out where Equine 74 Gastric was added to various feed rations where pepsin HCl was present. Different pH values were measured before the addition of the supplement. The pH values were measured 1, 2 and 4 hours following the addition of Equine 74 Gastric.

It was found that Equine 74 Gastric increased pH in all cases, suggesting that similar results will occur in a horse's stomach. One also examined the influence of the addition of Equine 74 Gastric under the conditions prevailing in the intestinal tract. A buffering effect on digestion in the small intestine was observed, as well as slight stimulation to digestion in the large intestine.


Is Equine 74 recommended for my horse?

Basically all horsed can be fed Equine 74 Gastric, from small Shetland ponies to high-performance sport horses. Equine 74 Gastric is especially suitable for horses that are susceptible to stress and therefore produce more gastric acid.

Equine 74 Gastric creates a natural, well-balanced environment in your horse's stomach so that your horse will feel better and be ready to get back to work!

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