All About Digestive Health


What Is Digestive Health?


  1. Digests feed efficiently
  2. Absorbs and utilizes nutrients
  3. Contributes to the function of a more responsive innate immune system
  4. Allows for maximum performance

What Threatens Digestive Health?


  1. Stress
  2. Inconsistency in diet, management and confinement
  3. Excess starch/sugar from grain-based diet reaches the hindgut


  • Colic, laminitis or the onset of gastric ulcers
  • Reduced absorption of nutrients
  • Suppressed immune response
  • Performance issues

Signs Of Good Digestive Health

  • Ability to maintain weight
  • Full and well defined top-line
  • Manure is solid and clear of undigested feed
  • Can easily bend body to both sides
  • Eats well – not off feed
  • Hair coat shines
  • Hooves are strong


What Are Prebiotics?


A prebiotic is a selectively fermented ingredient that promotes the growth and/or activity of the beneficial microbes that contribute to the well being of the horse.

Learn the Difference Between Prebiotics vs Probiotics

Mode of Action

  • Supplies nutrients to the beneficial microbes
  • Provides more surface area for beneficial microbes to work
  • Creates natural enzymatic digestion

Why Amaferm?

AMAFERM is a natural feed additive that acts as a prebiotic to support the horse’s entire digestive system resulting in an increase in digestibility and absorption of nutrients.

Why Amaferm?


Amaferm is a natural feed additive that acts as a prebiotic that supports the horse’s entire digestive system. Designed to eat small amounts of forage throughout the day, horses today are often fed large amounts of grain once or twice a day. This undermines the horse’s digestion and can ultimately lead to digestive imbalance and performance issues.


The illustration above shows the branching of fungi (blue) and breakdown of the forage/fiber (green). The increase in fungal branching allows for more attachment sites for good bacteria to work to digest feed & supplements.


Amaferm Works To:

  • Keep the intestinal environment stable
  • Enhance the response of the immune system
  • Ward off a pathogenic challenge


Amaferm Works To:

  • Stabilize pH to minimize digestive upset
  • Maximize beneficial fiber digesting bacteria
  • Increase surface area for increased nutrient utilization
  • Increase microbial enzyme secretion for better overall digestion
  • Increase production of volatile fatty acids for energy

What to Expect with Amaferm®


  • Stamina Without Getting High / Hot
  • Hardkeepers Eating and Gaining Weight
  • Digestive Wellness
  • Consistent Appetite
  • Strong Solid Hooves


The Difference - Research Backed

Results are based on 50+ years of extensive published research.

Proven Performance with Amaferm


Amaferm Impacts Digestion

Chart shows percentage change in fecal material from the controls indicating increased digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Amaferm Impacts VFA Production

Chart shows more VFAs on both forages which translates to the horse as more energy to perform.

Source: McDaniel J. Anim Sci 71 2164-2172