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Gut Lix

Gut Lix

Description

Gut Lix is a health lick containing essential salt and minerals that are vital to a horse or pony’s diet. It also contains Preplex® prebiotics to support their gut health and nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Using only the purest salt from Cheshire and a highly palatable apple flavour, Gut Lix contains no sugar or molasses so offers a heathier treat and helps avoid any unnecessary weight issues.

Gut Lix contains optimum levels of minerals and trace elements and can be used all year round, especially during the summer months to replace lost essential minerals.

 

  • Contains vital minerals
  • Preplex® prebiotics to nourish the beneficial bacteria in the horse’s gut
  • BETA NOPS approved
  • British salt – purest salt from Cheshire
  • Encourages salivation
  • Highly palatable – tasty apple flavour

 

Gut Lix are available as 2kg licks. These can be purchased individually from your local stockist. They can also be purchased in boxes of 10 x 2kg from this website.


BETA NOPS

ADM Protexin are proud to be members of BETA and are NOPS accredited so you can be assured that all products within the Protexin Equine Premium range are fully compliant.

Directions for use

Can be used all year round and especially during the summer months to replace lost essential minerals. Feed free access.

Gut Lix will fit into most salt lick holders. Alternatively, put a Gut Lix into a feed bucket and feed from the floor.

PLEASE NOTE, CONTAINS COPPER. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP.

Specification

Additives:
Compounds of Trace Elements (per kg) 

  • 3b302 Cobalt (Cobalt (II) carbonate monohydrate [20mg]): 10mg
  • 3b405 Copper (Copper (II) sulphate pentahydrate [3200mg]): 800mg
  • 3b406 Copper (Copper (II) chelate of amino acids hydrate [1670mg]): 200mg
  • 3b502 Manganese (Manganese (II) oxide [170mg]): 100mg
  • 3b504 Manganese (Manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate [500mg]): 50mg
  • 3b801 Selenium (Sodium selenite [10mg]): 4mg
  • 3b8.10 Selenium (Organic form of selenium produced by saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM 1-3060 [1000mg]): 1mg
  • 3b603 Zinc (Zinc oxide [2850mg]): 2100mg
  • 3b606 Zinc (Zinc-chelate of amino acids hydrate [3260mg]): 400mg
  • 3b202 Iodine (Calcium iodate anhydrous [100mg]): 60mg

 

Technological additives
Preplex® prebiotic - Acacia (Gum arabic)

 

Composition:
Preplex® prebiotic (fructo-oligosaccharides), sodium chloride, magnesium oxide.

 

Analytical Constituents:
Sodium 34.5%
Magnesium 2.5%
Calcium 0.05%

 

PLEASE NOTE, CONTAINS COPPER. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP.

FAQs

 

Why is saliva production important?

Saliva is important to coat and lubricate the food, begin the process of digestion and to help to neutralise the stomach acid. In the wild, horses eat for up to 18 hours per day, but modern management systems and the calorie density of modern feeds mean that most horses eat for much shorter periods. This means less chewing and less saliva production. When there is no food in the stomach and low saliva production, the stomach becomes more acidic which can contribute to gastric ulcer syndrome. Increasing saliva may help to neutralise the stomach acid and support the stomach lining.


What are electrolytes and minerals?

Minerals are inorganic substances needed by the body for normal function. Electrolytes (or macrominerals) are a class of mineral which the body requires in relatively large quantities. This includes sodium which is readily lost in sweat and urine. Microminerals such as copper and cobalt are required in small amounts but are hugely important in many body systems – such as the immune system, the nervous system and the formation of natural antioxidants.


What are the signs of electrolyte deficiency?

The signs of electrolyte deficiency vary widely depending on the severity of the deficit. Some horses will be lethargic or recover more slowly from exercise, whilst others will become stiff or ‘tie up’, have a high heart rate, and can even twitch or become uncoordinated.


Why is electrolyte replacement important?

Horses lose large amounts of electrolytes when they sweat. These electrolytes are vital for the body to function normally.


How does salt encourage thirst?

A horse’s desire to drink is controlled by the salt concentration of its blood. Taking in salt after exercise stimulates the thirst response and leads to better rehydration. But, it’s better to offer your horse the choice rather than add salt to the diet as too much in one go can make dehydration worse.


Why should I choose Gut Lix?

Gut Lix uses the best British salt with 10 vital minerals and is scientifically formulated to suit a horse’s requirements. Plus Gut Lix contains our unique Preplex® prebiotic to support your horse’s digestive health. Electrolyte and mineral uptake and gut health are intricately linked; only Gut Lix supports both systems.


Does Gut Lix have a high sugar content?

No. Gut Lix is made with the finest British salt, Preplex® prebiotic and a tasty artificial apple flavouring. We don’t need to add lots of sugar to encourage your horse to eat it. Gut Lix is a safe, low calorie way to provide electrolytes and support your horse’s digestive health.

 

When should I use Gut Lix?

Gut Lix can be used all year round, but it is especially useful during periods of regular exercise, warm weather, or dietary change.


How long will Gut Lix last my horse?

In our product trials each 2kg Gut Lix lasted on average 30 days, but all horses are different – both in terms of appetite and salt requirement.


Can I compete a horse which has access to Gut Lix?

Yes. Gut Lix carries the BETA NOPS logo, meaning you can be confident that it complies with the BETA NOPS code of practice. For more information on BETA NOPS please visit their website.


Does Gut Lix fit into a standard salt lick holder?

Yes. Gut Lix is 20cm x 5cm and will fit into most salt lick holders. Alternatively, you can put a Gut Lix into a feed bucket and feed from the floor.

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£89.90

Gut Lix is a high quality health lick containing essential salt and minerals that are vital to a horse or pony's diet. It also contains Preplex® prebiotics to support their gut health.

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