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Protexin Gut Balancer (Bio-Premium) for Horses

Protexin Gut Balancer (Bio-Premium) for Horses
400g Tub
700g Tub
3.5kg Tub
7kg Tub

  • 400g Tub £15.10
  • 700g Tub £24.64
  • 3.5kg Tub £104.42
  • 7kg Tub £180.49

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Description

Promoting normal digestive function, Protexin Gut Balancer is a palatable prebiotic and probiotic powder that can be used either continuously or simply in times of high stress or digestive upset to restore the natural gut balance. Protexin Gut Balancer has also taken over from Protexin Bio-Premium.

Composition

Alfalfa meal, Preplex® prebiotic (Fructo-oligosaccharide), Brewer's yeast.

Additives

Digestibility Enhancers - Protexin probiotic.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCYC Sc47) 4b1702

1 x 1012 CFU/kg; 1 x 109 CFU/g

Preplex® prebiotic - Acacia (Gum arabic).

Analysis

  • Crude protein - 21%
  • Crude fibre - 14%
  • Crude oils and fats - 5%
  • Crude ash - 6%
  • Sodium - <0.5%

Feeding guidelines

Normal use

5 - 10g (1/2 - 1 level measure) added to the daily food.

Stress use

10 - 20g (1 - 2 level measures) added to the daily food.

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All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (46)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Protexin Gut Balancer (Bio-Premium) for Horses, including answers from our team.

2 April 2018 at 9:41pm

Expiry date?

Zoe Blaauw

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

If I feed 10g twice a day, the 7kg would last a year, is the expiry longer than that?

  • Customer Service/Meds Advisor

Hi Zoe,

Thank you for your query.

Please be advised our current stock of Protexin Gut Balancer has an expiration date of 01/20 so you would have plenty of time to feed daily for a year. I hope this can be of some help to you, but if we can be of any further assistance in the meantime please let us know at [email protected]

25 March 2018 at 5:23pm

Usage length

Victoria Lane

If i feed two scoops of this a day, how long will a 700kg tub last for?

I.e how big are the scoops?

  • Veterinary Advisor

A scoop is 10g so at a rate of 2 scoops a day the 700g tub would last 35 days and the 7kg tub would last 350 days.

26 June 2017 at 8:54am

Hind gut

Aimee Holt

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: , United Kingdom

Hi there

I already feed acid ease, can you tell me what the difference is in product? I think my horse has a hind gut issue. I'm also already feeding yeasacc. Anything else you could recommend?

Thanks

Aimee

  • Veterinary Advisor

Acid Ease acts to protect and soothe the gut lining where the Gut Balancer will help restore the normal balance of microbes in the gut. This balance is very important to maintain efficient digestion and absorption of nutrients. Gut Balancer is the product I would recommend if you are concerned about hind gut issues. You can safely feed this alongside Acid Ease.

25 February 2017 at 6:43pm

Horse eating poo

Cdev

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

My horse has been noted to be eating poo - he's turned out 24/7 and given extra haylage over the past couple of months through the winter with 2 small hard feeds a day. Would this be worth trying as the poo eating suggests maybe some gut issues?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Good bacteria in the hind gut of a horse help to break down food, manufacture certain essential vitamins and keep "bad bacteria" at bay. If the hind gut has gone into dysbiosis and the balance of good bacteria to bad bacteria has been compromised you are right that a horse may eat poo to re-establish the correct balance of bacteria in the gut. Of course there are exceptions to this rule but using a probiotic is a good place to start. Protexin Gut Balancer would be the ideal product to use here so I would certainly give it a try.

17 December 2016 at 11:51pm

Haylage bum

Dee

Horse is on haylage and has solid pooh but lots of liquid comes out at the end. Her bum is very dirty. Will this help settle her?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes, probiotics such as this should help to firm up her droppings. You could also try feeding a mixture of hay and haylage so that the forage she is getting is not so rich. This would also be better for her teeth since some horses can be prone to developing peripheral caries on haylage only.

27 April 2016 at 4:20pm

My daughters pony seems to becoming a bit grumpy when girthing up , when brushing belly etc

Grumpy behaviour

My daughters pony is becoming more grumpy and sensitive when brushing his underneath, girthing up and when ridden when riders legs are on him. He's recently started to do a little buck occasionally when legs go on. We've had him over a year and he's always been fine. His belly looks bloaty , although his droppings are fine. He's also grinding his teeth on door which is a new behaviour. He's turned out in day, in at night and has good diet. He's competing most weekends and all his tack etc fine. Wondering if he could have a sensitive Tummy and if this product could help?

  • Non-Executive Director

It is possible that he has an uncomfortable abdomen due to a digestive condition and that this product will help. However it is too difficult for me to say how likely this is. There might be many other reasons for the observations you have made and they might well need a different treatment. Ideally you need a good horse vet to spend some time examining him and perhaps do some faecal tests to try to establish what is wrong. There will be no harm trying this product, but it might not help.

24 March 2016 at 10:20pm

Bloaty tummy

Romy Edwards

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Buchinghamshire, United Kingdom

My mare has a nasty habit of ending up with a bloaty tummy throughout the spring and summer months (even though I restrict her grazing). I use this on my spasmodic colicer, it works wonders for him; is it worth putting her on it too?

  • Non-Executive Director

It sounds as if this would be well worth a try for this horse. There is a good chance that it will help.

7 January 2016 at 1:34pm

Protexin guy balancer

Jhg

Is it suitable for laminitics

  • Non-Executive Director

This should be fine to use in a horse prone to laminitis. It should have no effect on laminitis.

15 December 2015 at 2:51pm

Shelf life for larger quantities.

Kirsty Montgomery

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hello, I've noticed a previous reply stating the shelf life once opened for this product is 28 days. Could you please advise me if this differs for the larger quantities you sell, as otherwise they will be a waste of money. Thank you.

  • Non-Executive Director

The 28 day rule will not apply to this product. There is a general guideline that all medical products sold in sealed containers are used up within 28 days from breaking the manufacturer's seal on the packaging. However this is not sold in hermetically sealed containers, so potentially the shelf life is given by the use-by date on the package (generally 2 years from manufacture). This would depend on you keeping it dry and preventing excess contamination with anything when you open and use it.

23 September 2015 at 12:18pm

Dogs

Chris Burscough

  • VioVet customer since 2010
  • From: Flintshire, United Kingdom

We have a Bearded Collie with exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. We have been advised to give pre and probiotics. would this product be suitable for dogs and if so how much would the daily allowance be please?

  • Non-Executive Director

This is the wrong product for a dog and it would not be appropriate. I would suggest Pro-kolin Enterogenic, which is much better for dogs and can certainly help in the management of EPI.