Novequin DPF (Digestive Probiotic Formula) is a clinically effective blend of probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes for all grazing animals and livestock. Enzymes assist with the digestion of food while probiotics alleviate digestive stress caused by medication and antibiotic exposure. Animals with sensitive digestive systems sometimes experience diarrhea, shedding, bad breath, yeast infections, and constipation. An irritable bowel can cause severe exhaustion and weaken the immune system. Novequin replenishes beneficial intestinal bacteria that ease digestion and improve immune function. Novequin is essential for long term health.
Animals enter the world with a sterile digestive tract, although they quickly acquire millions of bacteria; both harmful and beneficial. Usually the beneficial bacteria are able to keep the harmful bacteria in check; however, harmful bacteria grow much quicker than the beneficial ones. Harmful bacteria can take control of the young digestive system, with potentially disastrous results. Adding probiotics, enzymes and healthy yeast to a young animal’s diet helps strengthen its immune system and defends against harmful bacterial overgrowth. Probiotics also help stop and prevent diarrhea, and improve immune function. This will lead to bigger, stronger, healthier animals at weaning.
As an animal matures, it faces many stressful situations: transporting, performing, competing, sickness, injury and many others. Along with the often necessary use of antibiotics, these stressors increase acidity in the gut, killing off beneficial bacteria and leaving the digestive system unprotected. Probiotics can increase good bacteria in the digestive tract and prevent the harmful effects of digestive imbalance, including colic. Since probiotics and enzymes improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients, even healthy animals can benefit from supplementation. Optimal digestive health means better coats, stronger hooves and superior athletic performance.
Older animals are not able to completely digest, absorb and metabolize nutrients as well as young animals, which can lead to a decrease in body weight, loss of energy and an overall deterioration of health. Muscle mass begins to decline and connective tissue becomes lax. The animal’s immune system also suffers, which increases the risk of infections and delays healing. As a result, improving your older animal’s digestive health is vitally important for a long and happy life. By supplementing the diet with probiotics, enzymes and beneficial yeast, your animal will have a better appetite, absorb more nutrients, and increase lean body mass, improving its overall health.
While microbes like bacteria do the bulk of the work in an animal’s digestive tract, enzymes also play a significant role. Enzymes are essential for complete, rapid digestion of feed, especially fiber. When enzyme levels are low, feed remains undigested and can ferment in the gut. Instead of providing nutrients, this decaying feed nourishes harmful microorganisms which produce toxins and gases that can lead to colic and damage to the delicate digestive system.Novequin Contains:
Directions: Every animal is different. The simplest way to administer Novequin is to simply add the appropriate serving (see Suggested Use) to your animal’s meal. For finicky eaters, it is recommended to find a way that best fits your animal’s needs. It is important to simply find a method that is suitable for the animal’s size and personality. Many animals will feed as if the Novequin wasn’t there, but this will not be the case in all instances; creative ways may be necessary. Any method that enables Novequin to be consumed by the animal is a good method.
Dosing: The following dosage schedule may be used as general guideline. Optimal dosage may be different depending on the individual animal’s needs or as suggested by your veterinarian.
|Therapeutic / Medicinal||2 Scoops (10 grams)||3 times per day|
|Maintenance / Preventative||2 Scoops (10 grams)||1-2 times per day|
Novequin combines beneficial bacteria and non-animal derived enzymes found in nature to form an effective product to support digestive health. Both probiotics and enzymes were once naturally found in the soil while animals were grazing, but the combination of nutrient-depleted soil and smaller, contained grazing areas equates to subpar amounts of these beneficial microbes in their digestive systems. This may lead to the animals becoming stressed and ill, eventually affecting performance. By adding Novequin to the diet, a noticeably healthier animal will quickly appear.
Nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract are absorbed most efficiently when the environment is alkaline (pH over 7). Calcium Carbonate helps to alkalize the digestive tract, allowing for optimal absorption of nutrients.
IMO is a natural, certified organic prebiotic fiber for promoting digestive health. When IMO enters intestine, it is consumed by the probiotic bacteria, allowing the "good" bacteria to flourish. It has been clinically shown to greatly increase the number of indigenous bacteria in the digestive tract. Clinical studies have shown IMO to be more effective than other prebiotics like inulin and FOS.*
A probiotic that has been shown to be clinically effective in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a healthy bacteria that produces hydrogen peroxide, lactic acid and other substances that create an acidic, unfriendly environment for harmful organisms.
A proteolytic enzyme that is capable of digesting a broad range of proteins; protease is responsible for digesting the bulk of ingested proteins. Novequin contains a blend of proteases to broaden the pH range of the product. This enzyme has the ability to digest excessive blood proteins as well. When present in blood serum, protease plays an important role in blood clotting as well as lysis of clots.
An enzyme which breaks down starches; will help ease digestion of excess starches processed in the large intestine.
Breaks down hemicellulose, a polysaccharide that is present along with cellulose in all plant cell walls.
An enzyme that digests cellulose, or plant fiber. Most animals do not produce cellulose naturally and are therefore unable to use most of the energy contained in plant material.