While laminitis can be caused by numerous factors, the end result is the proliferation of lactic acid in the large intestine which lowers the pH in the hindgut, causing bacteria to burst and release endotoxins. If the hindgut is damaged, it absorbs those endotoxins which can alter the circulation of blood to the foot, causing laminitis.

Like laminitis, colic can be caused by a multitude of things, but is rooted in an imbalance of microflora, or microbes, in the digestive system. Acidosis in the hindgut results in a lower pH (higher acidity) in the colon and cecum, destroying good bacteria and, typically, causing colonic ulcers. Like laminitis, this can cause endotoxins to be absorbed.


Wind River Microbes benefits piglets during weaning and is also a viable alternative to increased antibiotic regulations, such as the Verterinary Feed Directive (VFD).


As consumer demand for natural and organic foods continues to grow, poultry growers are shifting away from synthetic antibiotics towards the application of live, beneficial bacteria (commonly called “probiotics”), or “direct-fed-microbials.”

Research shows that the addition of live microbes, like those found in Wind River Microbes, reduces the incidence of Salmonella by creating a gastrointestinal environment where bad bacteria struggle to survive. Additional studies in Europe are underway.

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Incorporating Wind River Microbes
into a horse's diet help reduce the incident of both laminitis and colic
while also promoting and
efficient digestive system.

In addition, Wind River Microbes
may be used as a topical spray
for cuts and wound to help
facilitate and granualation tisse
and promote healing.

Reseach demonstrates that a
balanced microflora is directly
attributed to:

  • Increase
    feed-to-gain ratio and feet intake
  • Growth performance
  • Decreased pathogens and risk of bacterial infection
  • Reduce post-weaning stress
  • Successful weaning & transition to soild feed
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Decreased pH (acidity)
  • Increased IgA antibodies

Direct-fed-microbials increase economic profitability by:

  • Increasing animal performance
  • Reducing morbidity and mortality
    • The administration of antibiotics can deplete the gastrointestinal tract of microbial populations, often leading to bird death.
  • Decreasing the incidence of bird and human pathogens
    • Poultry are considered a major contributor to the 1.4M cases of salmonellosis in the United States each year.
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