Pectin / mucilage

AT A GLANCE:

Pectins and mucilages, their roles:



  • Stomach mucosa coating
  • Intestinal mucosa coating
  • Involved in avoidance of Laminitis
Pectin / mucilage

Sources:


  • Apple
  • Wheat 
  • 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.