FAQs

FAQ'S on HAPPY TUMMY for Equines

1.Is Happy Tummy to be fed only when a horse falls ill?
 
A.  No, you don’t have to wait for your horse to fall ill before feeding Happy Tummy.  You should trickle feed Happy Tummy every day as it helps to maintain a strong immune system and also helps to maintain condition and performance.
 
2.Can it be fed continuously?
 
A.  Yes, Happy Tummy can be fed continuously - it's an approved feed material - and we recommend this regime because it is very beneficial for the horse.
 
3.How do you feed it?
 
A.You simply add Happy Tummy to the feed - it can be damped down with a little water if necessary.
 
4.How much do you feed per horse?
 
A.Follow the instructions on the label & Feeding Guide Sheet.   We recommend a loading dose for the first three days as this helps to detox the system.  Thereafter, reduce the amount over the following two weeks and feed a trickle amount twice daily. If your horse is suffering from a particular problem e.g. suspected ulcers, colic, wind-sucking, gassy tummy, runny poo, stressed & fidgety etc. continue to feed the high dose until you see improvement.  Then reduce as above. 
 
5.Does it take out vitamins and minerals?
 
A.No it does not - Happy Tummy is NOT made from 'activated' charcoal known as super-adsorbents which, with frequent use, can take out nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  Our charcoal is naturally active and is an EU approved feed material. In fact, because it immediately begins to re-balance the pH of the digestive system, it facilitates the uptake of oxygen, essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients.
 
6.Can it be fed if the horse is on medication or being wormed?
 
A.Yes. However, if you prefer then feed the Happy Tummy two to three hours later.
 
7.Does it have a long shelf-life?
 
A.Yes it does.  We have to put a ‘Best Before’ date on the tub but it will keep for a long time if it is stored as recommended, which is to replace the lid securely after use and store in a cool, dry place away from heat, strong electrical currents and direct sunlight.
 
8.Does Happy Tummy help with other health issues?
 
A.Yes.  Because it redresses the pH (which improves oxygen uptake) and also helps to detox, it can effectively help with issues like laminitis, acorn (and similar) poisoning and many others.
 
9.     Does Happy Tummy conform to the Racing, Competing & Eventing Rules?
 
A.     Yes, Happy Tummy is BHRA and FEI compliant - it is considered a 'passive' substance.