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Protexin Equine Gut Sponge 1.5kg

Protexin Equine Gut Sponge 1.5kg

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Gut Sponge is a palatable, peppermint flavoured, nutritional supplement formulated to support hind gut health and encourage the formation of normal droppings.

Gut Sponge contains psyllium husks, a prebiotic and valuable energy source for the horse due to its fermentation by the microbiota. This provides safe calories, promotes the growth of friendly bacteria and nourishes the gut lining cells.

The high fibre psyllium husks absorb water in the gut, coating and protecting the gut lining and helping the production of normal droppings. This is enhanced by the high level of Bentonite – a natural binding agent – and source of essential minerals.

Linseed is a nutritious source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which supports gut health and general well-being.

Key Ingredients

  • Psyllium husks - high fibre seed husks containing a type of gelling agent which absorb water in the gut, helping the production of normal droppings
  • Bentonite - a natural binding agent
  • Linseed - high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

Gut Sponge can be used in conjunction with Gut Balancer for probiotic support

BETA NOPS and Clean Sport

ADM Protexin are proud to be members of BETA and are NOPS accredited. All ingredients in our products are selected to ensure they are fully compliant with the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport. You can be confident when you buy a Protexin Equine Premium product for your horse you are getting the highest quality, natural products backed by effective science.


50g (1 level measure) mixed with feed twice daily for 7-14 days. Then once daily as required or as recommended by your veterinary surgeon. Dampen feed with water prior to feeding.

Gut Sponge can be used in conjunction with Gut Balancer for probiotic support.

Unless under veterinary supervision do not exceed recommended levels, or feed with other products containing bentonite. Simultaneous use alongside oral macrolides should be avoided.


Technological Additives
1m558i Bentonite (bentonite-montmorillonite) (566g/kg)

Sensory Additives
Peppermint flavouring (15g/kg)

Psyllium husk (20%), Linseed


Can Gut Sponge be used alongside Gut Balancer?
Yes. Both Gut Sponge and Gut Balancer support hind gut health, but by different mechanisms. The addition of Gut Balancer provides probiotic and additional prebiotic support. They can be fed together, but when you're feeding Gut Sponge once daily it's best to feed Gut Balancer at the opposite end of the day.

Can Gut Sponge be used with Gut Bind?
Whilst it would be safe to feed both products together, Gut Sponge and Gut Bind support gut health in a similar way. It would be better to feed Gut Balancer alongside Gut Sponge to provide additional probiotic and prebiotic support.

Can Gut Sponge be used alongside other Protexin products?
Yes. It is safe to feed Gut Sponge alongside all other Protexin products. For more information on Gut Balancer and Gut Bind see above; for other products, or to ask a specific question about your horse please get in touch with our technical team.

What is a macrolide?
Macrolides are a class of antibiotics, including erythromycin, clarithromycin and others. Smectite clays are known to bind macrolides and stop them from working. It is therefore not recommended to use Gut Sponge alongside oral macrolides. However, macrolides are very rarely used in horses – except when treating Rhodococcus equi infection in foals. If you have any doubts, please speak to your vet.

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