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GNF PASTE (BY TRM) - 28 x 80gm

CODE: GNF05


Price: $426.34

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GNF Paste - 28 x 80gm

Complementary feeding stuff suitable for feeding to horses suffering from gastric disturbances

GNF Paste is a complementary feeding stuff which is suitable for feeding to horses suffering from gastric disturbances, exhibiting as depressed appetite, weight loss, poor performance or cribbing.

Product Information

GNF Paste is composed of all the key ingredients found in GNF Pellets, with the addition of Slippery Elm which is a natural source of mucilage. When fed at the recommended rate it will assist in the nutritional maintenance of a healthy digestive tract.

Tom Barrett, the TRM Vice President, sees GNF Paste as a natural extension to the product range,

“Trainers and breeders all over the world are really convinced by the remarkable results achieved when feeding GNF. They have commented that their horses have a better appetite, fewer stable vices, hold their weight better and there is a general improvement in condition and performance. However customer feed back made it obvious to us that if horses are not eating well, it is difficult to ensure that the complementary Feedingstuff is being ingested. With GNF Paste, Horse owners and trainers can ensure that the beneficial nutrients in the product are reaching their target, and once normal appetite has resumed the GNF Pellet is a more practical and affordable way to supplement. The paste is also very convenient for horses in transit.”

GNF Paste is also effective when used to stabilise the intestinal microflora in newborn foals. It acts as a gut conditioner by controlling pH and reducing the impact of stress and diet changes.

GNF Paste is available in a unit containing 28 x 80g syringes.

Feeding Instructions

If your Veterinary Surgeon diagnoses Gastric Ulceration they may recommend a course of medical treatment.

GNF Paste can be a useful nutritional adjunct.

  • After completion of the recommended treatment feed two 80g servings per day for 14 days (one 80g serving in the morning prior to feeding, and one 80g serving prior to the afternoon/ evening feed).
  • GNF Paste can also be fed for maintenance of a healthy digestive tract by feeding one 80g serving per day (40g in the morning prior to feeding, and 40g prior to the afternoon/evening feed).
  • Alternatively as a maintenance nutritional adjunct feed 100g GNF Pellets per day divided between the meals.

Ingredient Analysis

GNF contains both calcium and magnesium which are recognised as alkaline providers, and have been shown to increase intestinal mucosal integrity (Wang, 2000). 

Seaweed Extract (from Laminaria Hyperborea)
  • Creates a floating raft of gel which helps to protect the non glandular part of the stomach from acid.
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Classified as prebiotics (Mikkelsen and Jensen, 2004); substances that are recognised to stimulate growth of desirable bacteria (Kapiki et al., 2007), which can result in a positive symbiotic relationship between bacteria and host (Gibson and Roberfroid, 1995).
  • Form a food substrate for the beneficial bacteria in the hind gut.
  • Fructooligosaccharides can remain available as substrates for microbial populations to utilise, and thus promote increased intestinal efficiency.
Glutamine
  • An important amino acid for repair of epithelial cells.
  • Glutamine supplementation has proven to increase intestinal performance (Yan and Qiu-Zhou, 2006), and has been found to decrease over-expression of pro-inflammatory genes, thus leading to a reduction in intestinal damage of rats receiving acetic acid supplementation (Fillmann et al., 2007).
Threonine
  • Is an essential amino acid and studies have shown that restriction of this nutrient may limit intestinal mucin synthesis and reduce gut barrier function (Hamard et al., 2007;Faure et al., 2005).
Laminaria hyperborea
  • Is a brown kelp or seaweed that has been found to be extremely palatable and provide increased digestible energy sources for sheep kept on the Orkney island of North Ronaldsay (Hansen et al., 2003).
  • L. hyperborea contains higher amounts of vitamins, minerals and proteins, when compared to conventional vegetable sources (ibid.).
Slippery Elm
  • Rich in mucilage it will soothe inflammation internally.
  • Used to soothe the digestive tract for ulceration and colitis.
  • It is an easily assimilated food particularly in young foals and elderly horses.
  • The action of slippery elm is gentle and will not harm the most sensitive of horses.
  • When slippery elm preparations are taken internally they cause reflex stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to mucus secretion. For this reason it is effective for the protection against stomach ulcers , colitis and gut inflammation.
  • The mucilage of slippery elm is a demulcent and emollient to the digestive system. A demulcent is an ingredient that is able to form a soothing layer over mucous membrane, gastric mucosa, and therefore provides a soothing action. A emollient soothes and softened by preventing water loss.

Click here to read the TRM GNF Trial Findings

Nutritional Composition

  per 80g
Calcium Carbonate 10,000mg
Magnesium Hydroxide 5,000mg
Laminaria spp 5,000mg
Fructo-oligosaccharides 5,000mg
Slippery Elm 4,000mg
L-Threonine 2,350mg
Glutamine 1,900mg