7.2 kg Pail

EquiShure®

Time-released hindgut buffer
Technical Review Article

What is EquiShure

EquiShure is a digestive health supplement designed for horses suspected of suffering from or at risk for hindgut acidosis. Encapsulation technology ensures targeted release directly in the hindgut.

How often should you reorder?
Product size Number of horses Reorder every
1.25 kg 1 3 weeks
7.2 kg 2 8 weeks
3 5 weeks
4 4 weeks
18 kg 5 8 weeks
6 7 weeks
8 5 weeks
10 4 weeks

Hindgut acidosis is characterized by a drop in pH caused by microbial fermentation of starches and sugars such as fructans and the resulting accumulation of excessive lactic acid in the hindgut. 

EquiShure is appropriate for all horses at risk of suffering from subclinical acidosis. At-risk horses often express one or more signs that can derail athletic performance as well as reduce growth or reproductive potential. Signs of subclinical acidosis include decreased feed intake or complete inappetence in severe cases, mild to moderate colic signs of unexplained origin, poor feed efficiency and subsequent weight loss, loss of performance, and development of certain vices such as wood chewing, weaving, and stall walking.

It is important to maintain a stable hindgut environment with EquiShure to encourage proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Why should I use EquiShure for my horse

  • Encapsulation technology allows for targeted delivery of sodium bicarbonate to the hindgut and prevents an effect on blood tCO2 levels
  • Stabilizes hindgut pH to reduce the risk of hindgut acidosis and associated disorders
  • May improve feed efficiency

Recommended for horses

  • On high-grain diets or grazing lush pasture
  • With inappetence or weight loss
  • With unexplainable behavioral problems
  • With digestive upsets resulting in loose manure
  • Prone to recurrent mild colic or laminitis
  • Sport horses under stress of training

How do I use EquiShure

Feed 30 to 180 g daily according to the horse’s size and risk for hindgut acidosis. Use the table below to determine recommended daily amount based on horse’s grain intake, forage source, and weight. Top-dress EquiShure on feed or give orally. For best results, divide the amount equally among feedings. 1 scoop = approximately 30 g

Weight of horse

660 lb (300 kg)

1,100 lb (500 kg)

1,320 lb (600 kg)

Grain Intake

Forage Source

Amount of EquiShure per day

Low - moderate

Mostly hay

30 g

50 g

60 g

Low - moderate

Mostly pasture

60 g

100 g

120 g

Moderate - high

Mostly hay

60 g

100 g

120 g

Moderate - high

Mostly pasture

90 g

150 g

180 g

What do others say about EquiShure

In the world of equine sports medicine, the efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract is crucial to success. We routinely use EquiShure for horses that are prone to colic, weight loss, or show signs of digestive upset.
-Jim Hassinger, D.V.M.

Related articles

Subclinical Acidosis: Is Your Horse at Risk?
Horse Colic Can Be a Real Pain
Acidosis and Starch Fermentation Studied
Inappetence in Horses
Questioning Hindgut Health
Function and Health of the Horse's Cecum and Large Intestine
Balancing the Microbes in the Horse's Digestive Tract