Acid FX is a new product which addresses a very common problem for performance horses and horses under stress.
The equine stomach in a natural environment is kept full 16 to 20 hours a day by the horse constantly grazing pasture or hay. The horse’s stomach is only 8% of his entire digestive system and empties in 15 to 20 minutes leaving a small amount of digestia in the bottom of the stomach. The chewing of hay or pasture produces 100 to 150 litres of saliva daily, containing substantial amounts of bicarbonates which neutralize stomach acid, (hydrochloric acid and the enzyme pepsin ) which are produces 24 hours per day. The horse with a full and neutralized stomach has very few problems with ulcers until we load him on a trailer , work him, leave him off feed for long periods of time, race or show him . The stomach shrinks ( as much as 60% in some cases ), due to increased blood flow to the extremities of the body for work, resulting in a decreased flow to the stomach. The upper portion of the stomach collapses in on it’s self and the remaining acid in the lower portion of the stomach is spilled to the upper area which is not as resistant to acid. The result is stomach ulcers, discomfort and pain.
ACID FX is a blend of USP Calcium carbonate and USP Magnesium Oxide (neutralize acid) and Soy Lecithin and L-Glutamine (coat and help heal ulcers). ACID FX does not effect performance testing .
Administration is done with a 60 cc dose syringe 15 to 20 minutes before work, or trailering and should be used in conjunction with EQUINE CHOICE Probiotics