Chios MasticSlippery Elm? Question!!

Grey Haven

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Hi I've had my boy on Trinity Consultants Peptonil trial bag for 10 days and I've seen a marked improvement in his attitude and work. MUCH less spooky - far more forward and much happier to be girthed.

He's had a lot of issues over the years (he's only 8) and I suspect he has leaky gut and some ulceration although my vet said "he's not the type" - ie good doing native type - holds his weight very well, eats well, droppings solid, etc.

However having done the Peptonil trial I'm happy to think he does have some stomach/gut issues. Sadly because of liver issues he is not covered by insurance for "any abdominal discomfort including colic" so a claim isn't possible.

I've ordered some more Peptonil today but it's very expensive and I was wondering if slippery elm or chios mastic might have the same effect?

The Peptonil effect is "For feeding to horses to help maintain freedom from inflammation of the alimentary canal and loss of gastric lining and as a soothing demulcent, emollient vulnerary healing weak digestion, flatulence, hyperacidity, ulceration of the duodenal mucous membrane.
Helps cleanse and heal supplying an abundance of mucilage for protection of mucous membranes.
Helps prevent episodes of gnawing epigastria pain that depresses and changes the horse's demeanour and attitude.
Feed to horses with reduced mucosal resistance to the eroding effect of the over production of acid and pepsin."


So basically it sounds like I'm looking for something that will increase the mucilage in his gut?

Any ideas??
 

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Hello - I have found a couple of useful herbal based products that are said to help with mucilage. Gut restore from Thunderbrook is good and I am currently using Herbal easigut from natural horse supplies which has marshmallow, slippery elm and yeasaac in it. Both are around £30 per kilo so still quite expensive but I know slippery elm is an expensive ingredient. How much is the peptonil?
 

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Thanks FrankieCob - I think Intelligent Horsecare do Chios Mahstic but should I couple it with Yea Sacc as a probiotics? The Peptonil is £25.00 for 500g approximately
 
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