Optimum Witanor

Organic Acids

Source of extra energy during hardwork, competition and long distance running

Improves horses performance and endurance

Boost immune system and prevents against infection

Yeast Cell wall

yeast also increases efficiency of energy production in animals like cattle and horses that ferment fiber via microbial breakdown. Although the exact mechanism remains elusive, one theory is that the yeast feeds the beneficial bacteria that convert fiber into energy in the cow’s rumen and the horse’s hindgut.

Although all horses can benefit from more efficient energy production, this is of extra importance to senior horses, whose ability to break down fiber eventually decreases, sometimes resulting in declining body condition.


Feeding probiotics and enzymes is a preventive therapy; when a horse is given a balanced source it complements and ensures that the horse is efficiently and effectively digesting his feed for maximum absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes along with probiotics assist the horse to utilize more of his usual and daily feed rations by supporting the entire digestive process.


Which horses could benefit from OPTIMUM HORSE SUPPLEMENT

  • Apart from good doers, all horses will benefit from being able to get more from the fibre that they consume as this means needing less cereal-based feed. Manufactures of quality foods are thus including them in a wide range of products.
  • Horses vulnerable to digestive upsets, such as the young and the old.
  • Horses with diarrhoea, colic or really foul smelling or loose droppings.
  • Underweight horses.
  • Horses that get excited or stressed when they compete or travel often urinate more frequently and some also develop very loose droppings.  They may also come back from a show all tucked-up and pre- and probiotics are sometimes able to help this.
  • Starved horses – bacteria are alive and like any other living organism need a food supply. If a horse has been starved then it is likely that the friendly bacteria will have been too.
  • Injured or sick horses on box rest. This often means a sudden change of diet and many also require antibiotics/medications, all of which makes them vulnerable to digestive upsets.
  • Horse with gastric ulcers or nutrition-related laminitis. Pre- and Probiotics will not cure the disease but they may help to reduce the risk of further problems such as colic.

IMPORTANT: For the best results and for the good of the horse I do recommend feeding them on a ‘regular’ if not daily basis.

Double the dose during competition, feeding the normal amounts at other times, and also have good results.

Sources: http://www.equusfeeds.co.za/prebiotics-and-probiotics-what-are-they/



Horse supplements that provides the raw material or growth, repair damaged tissues and provide energy for work and competition.


Fytase:  enzymatisk preparat for reduksjon av kostholdskostnader

Gjærcellevegg:  mest effektive løsning for mykotoksiner

Protease:  Øker fordøyeligheten av protein

Sammensetning av multienzymer:  for optimalisering og kostnadsreduksjon i kostholdet

Amylase:  redusere forekomsten av hindgutacidose

Melkesyrebakterier:  stimulerer fordøyelsen


Digestive Enzymes

This helps prevent and mitigate feed allergies in horses. Enzymes aid in the repair of tissue and are beneficial when your horse is training. Enzymes play a role in virtually all body activities, each one having a specific function in the body. The enzymes in the body are actually an invisible activity or energy factor and not just the protein molecule itself. The reaction promoted by a particular enzyme is very specific. Therefore, because of cellular metabolism includes hundreds of different chemical reactions, there are hundreds of different kinds of enzymes.

Enzymes are one of the most important factors for beginning the digestive process. Single enzyme products are however less effective then multi-enzyme products because multiple enzymes are needed, especially in regards to horse feed, to work ‘synergistically’ rather then targeting only one specific feed or ingredient (i.e. a protein). Enzymes are functional protein molecules that can catalyze and accelerate the rate of feed digestion and are especially critical for the digestion of intact feed materials entering the horse’s stomach. Most enzyme products, currently offered by manufacturers, for animal feed purposes, are produced by fungi rather than live beneficial bacteria. The exception is Alpha Amylase, which is bacterial in origin and one of the more common ‘single enzyme’ products. Fungi prefer a lower pH than bacteria, and will produce some enzymes with a lower pH preference, however, a wider spectrum of digestive enzymes is needed to increase nutrient digestibility. The horse needs most of the common digestive enzymes as well as some others, which include:

Alpha Amylase – Breaks down complex and simple carbohydrates found in grains and some grain-rich hays such as oat and forage type hays into easily digestible simple sugars

Protease – Digests the protein, especially found in alfalfa, timothy, and other protein-rich hays, into peptides and amino acids

Cellulase – Splits the Beta 1,4 glucose linkage in cellulose fiber, found in all plant-origin foods, into a readily available form of sugar called glucose

MannooligosaccharidesMOS is part of the yeast cell wall and helps clear the horse’s hindgut of pathogens and also aids in immune system health.

Lactobacullis– can produce specific anti-microbial substances that have been observed to inhibit the growth of some pathogenic microorganisms including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella sp. These live beneficial bacteria and microorganisms are most effective to use during periods of disease or stress and following parasitic prevention programs or antibiotic treatment, after which few, if any, lactic acid bacteria may be present.

Phytase – Aids in utilization of normally indigestible organic phosphorus found in plant materials and flax seed and other oil seed meals

Xylanase – Part of a primary enzyme system which is required to break down the lignified cell wall core of cellulose type plant materials found in hays and other feed – the cell walls of the plant material encapsulate important nutrients and therefore must be broken down by exposure to digestive enzymes and their processes for them to be utilized and absorbed in the intestine