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FORCO® Feed Supplement Digestive Fortifier and FORCO® Bull Builder are products designed to promote normal microorganism and bacteria population in the digestive tract of the horse and bulls.
For horses, the digestive system is at the heart of most major problems in a horse such as colic, ulcers, diarrhea, compaction, founder, poor doers, poor appetite and weight loss. FORCO® helps to bring a horse’s digestive system to full performance. Without an efficient and operational digestive system, it compromises the ability of a horse to extract, absorb, and assimilate the proper nutrients from his daily ration regardless of how complete and balanced that daily ration might be.
FORCO® products are one of a kind products. They are one of the few pure and all-natural products on the market. They are dependable, stable, and safe. They do not contain live microbial or live-cell yeast due to their perishability and inconsistent performance. They have no carriers or fillers and there are no supplemental vitamins, minerals or proteins like many other digestive products on the market today contain.
Most digestive aid products are effective only in the foregut or early portion of the digestion system. This is especially true of microbial products. FORCO® is unique because it is designed to be effective throughout the entire alimentary system from the mouth through the colon.
This is a critical consideration for horses because its the cecum portion of the hindgut that digests most of the forage fiber (hay and pasture) and carbohydrates where the colon then absorbs and/or synthesizes vitamins, minerals, volatile fatty acids and amino acids. Because it addresses the entire digestive process, horses respond to FORCO® when they do not respond to other digestive aids.
The FORCO® formula contains only pure fermentation products producing maximum digestion for maximum nutrition. FORCO® is a source of nutrients that feed and nurture the entire scope of bacterial and microbial populations in the full spectrum of the digestive system.
FORCO® costs approximately 56 cents per head/per day @ 2 oz per day.
A 10 lb bucket of FORCO® will last approximately 60 - 70 days based on feeding 4 oz per day for the first 10 days and then 2 oz per day after that.
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If you would like your local store to carry Forco, please let them know to give us a call.
FORCO® does not make any claims of curing ulcers or 100% prevention of colic.
FORCO® aids in maintaining a balanced micro flora in the digestive tract. By maintaining proper bacterial populations and balances we can increase the horse's ability to utilize and digest nutrients, better cope with the negative effects of stress, and lessen digestive upsets.
FORCO® does not take the place of a Psyllium product.
FORCO® recommends that a Psyllium product be fed if sand colic is concern. Always check with your veterinarian to determine the best protocol for your particular situation.
Up to 500 lbs – 1 oz per day
500 – 1200 lbs – 2 oz per day
1200 lbs and up – 3 oz per day
For severely stressed horses, start at 4 ounces per day for one week then level off to 2 ounces per day. For horses that perform, double the amount 24 hrs before travel, during travel and the day after travel.
Some horses may need to stay at an increased amount to keep their digestive system working at it’s optimum level. Each horse is different and as you recognize the difference in your horse from feeding FORCO®, you will be able to determine the maintenance amount that is best for that horse.