Pectin / mucilage
AT A GLANCE:
Pectins and mucilages, their roles:
- Stomach mucosa coating
- Intestinal mucosa coating
- Involved in avoidance of Laminitis
- Sugar by-products
Both fibres may be classified as prebiotics for their positive effects on the horse: absorbent and gelling capacities in the stomach and intestinal tract. They can be used as intestinal coating agents.