Size: 4 lb.
Loading Dose: 57 days
Maintenance Dose: 115 days
Size: 10 lb.
Loading Dose: 143 days
Maintenance Dose: 287 days
Size: 30 lb.
Loading Dose: 429 days
Maintenance Dose: 861 days
Proper Digestive Health Supplement
- Helps soothe the entire digestive tract
- Supports healing of gastrointestinal ulceration
- Maintains bacterial balance
Excel helps to soothe the entire digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and the colon), which aides in lessening the discomforts of digestive issues. You can use a quick palpation test <instruction video at right> to help you determine if your horse has digestive tract sensitivity.
The key ingredients in Excel are Aloe Vera Powder and Marshmallow Root Powder. They promote overall digestive health and help to reduce the negative side effects of gastric upset. Both work well with the prebiotic Zorien® MOS to allow increased absorption of needed nutrients from food.
Psyllium Husk Powder has long been recognized as an excellent means of getting more dietary fiber and promoting colon health. Psyllium forms a gelatin-like mass in the colon, which keeps the bowels soft and regular. This mass also helps absorb toxins.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder resists breakdown from stomach acids and enzymes so it maintains a soothing action throughout the digestive system. In addition, it helps regulate bacteria in the intestine and enhances good gut flora.
Marshmallow Root is a mucilaginous extract that promotes soothing of any ulcerated tissues.
Veterinarians who study ulcers say that nearly 90% of our horses have and suffer from gastrointestinal ulceration. Some symptoms associated with gastrointestinal distress are: ulcers, weight loss, diarrhea, body soreness (especially over the low back/lumbar area), cribbing, sensitivity over the sides (especially over the last rib), and the most common symptom is cinchy or girthy horses. Anxiousness, anger, defensiveness, dead sided, weaving, stall walking, and teeth grinding are also symptoms of ulcers that reoccur.
Excel is an all-natural digestive health supplement that is fed daily. Excel may be used long term without the possible build up of aluminum, found in daily antacids, which may create a metal toxicity. It is mixed with alfalfa and brewer’s yeast to make it more palatable to the horse.
Many horses tested with Horse Hair Analysis consistently show severe nutritional deficiencies in at least 3 of the 4 electrolyte minerals, iron, selenium and cobalt. A significant percentage also have a toxic metal present in their body, such as aluminum or mercury, that must be chelated from the body in order for it regain optimal health. These imbalances have a direct impact on digestive health, attitude and willingness of your horse to perform their job. For more information on Horse Hair Analysis, click here.
The Health Library contains informative articles on a proper feed program in the Nutrition category or for a brief overview of Dr. DePaolo’s feed program, check out the Feeding An Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Ingredients To Avoid tools on our website.
If your horse has been diagnosed or is suspected of having ulcers, you are encouraged to read the articles in the Digestive category of the Health Library or view the Ulcer Diagnosis video at right.
Active Ingredients per 0.5 ounce scoop
Aloe Vera Powder 3,493 mg
Marshmallow Root Powder 699 mg
Peppermint Leaf 699 mg
Slippery Elm Bark Powder 699 mg
Zorien®MOS (prebiotic) 699 mg
Psyllium Husk Powder 594 mg
L-Glutamine 466 mg
L-Threonine 233 mg
Brewer’s Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Diatomaceous Earth, Maple Anise Flavor
Instructions for Use
Performance Dose: Two scoops twice daily Or Maintenance Dose: One scoop twice daily