Two topical products are on promotion.

NAF has a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer running on its new and improved Five Star GastriAid and Five Star GastriVet supplements.

The promotion – for retailers and consumers - commenced on 1 January and runs while stocks last.

Both targeted gut health products are backed by a national advertising campaign to drive end-users into stores. NAF also offers educational marketing support for retailers.

Why gut health is topical

Horse owners are mindful that extended stabling challenges their animals’ gut health, according to NAF’s veterinary director Dr Andy Richardson.

“The equine gastrointestinal tract is designed to be trickle fed fibre slowly over a 24-hour period – in other words, the natural grazing habits of wild horses,” he explained.

“When we stable horses, we will likely cause a significant shift in their gut microbiome which can lead to gastrointestinal disturbances.

“In my experience, owners are becoming increasingly aware of the need to provide additional support during the winter months. This includes the use of targeted nutritional supplements to balance stomach pH and promote optimal hindgut fibre digestion.”

New category

Five Star GastriAid and Five Star GastriVet sit within NAF’s new Gut Health category.

Five Star GastriAid is a daily supplement for total gut health. Five Star GastriVet targets the stomach and is clinically proven to soothe and preserve lining integrity.

The BOGOF applies to 1.8kg tubs of GastriAid and 2kg packs of GastriVet.