Bone and digestive health support
Triacton™ is a triple-action supplement designed to improve bone density and support digestive health in horses. The pelleted supplement contains an array of highly bioavailable minerals and vitamins essential for sound skeletal development and maintenance, as well as optimal function of the gastrointestinal tract.
Bone density is an indicator or bone strength and low bone density is associated with a higher incidence of skeletal problems such as fractures, shin soreness, splints and sesamoid issues.
Studies conducted at Kentucky Equine Research have demonstrated the positive effects Triacton has on bone density, thickness and buffering capacity of the stomach and hindgut.
Features and Benefits
- Contains a rare source of marine derived calcium, shown to be more highly digestible than other forms, including calcium carbonate
- Contains other bone-building nutrients, including magnesium, boron, silicone, iodine, organic copper, zinc, and manganese, as well as vitamins A, C, D, and K, which are important for bone health
- Provides a research-proven stomach buffer, which reduces acidity and decreases the likelihood of gastric ulcer formation
- Supports the beneficial microorganism population of the cecum and colon by minimizing the acidity of the hindgut
- Includes yeast for further hindgut support and improved fiber digestion
- Research has shown an increased bone density in young and athletic horses, which is especially important for horses involved in intense training such as racehorses, three-day-event horses, polo ponies, and other horses required to work at speed
- Delivers a highly digestible source of minerals and vitamins in an easy-to-feed pellet
Feed 120 g per day to mature horses, and 60-120 g to growing horses.
Container sizes: 18 kg (150 servings), 4.5 kg (37 servings)
Triacton supports health in three research-proven ways: increasing bone density for skeletal strength, buffering stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, and moderating the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis.
Studies conducted at Kentucky Equine Research with Triacton demonstrated an increase in bone density among Thoroughbreds in race training. Horses receiving 120 grams per day of Triacton for 90 days had a threefold greater increase in dorsal (shin) cortical bone density compared to the horses that received a placebo. See the technical review article for more detail.
Excessive acidity in the stomach is a primary factor in the development of gastric ulcers in horses. Signs of gastric ulcers include poor appetite, teeth-grinding, dull coat, and changes in disposition. Laboratory studies at Kentucky Equine Research have shown that when Triacton is added to feed it increases buffering capacity twofold in acidic conditions typically seen in the stomach.
Overproduction of acid in the cecum and colon can lead to hindgut acidosis. This often occurs in horses fed high-grain intakes or fructan-rich forage. Signs of hindgut acidosis are loose or inconsistent manure, occasional colic, and stereotypic behaviors such as wood-chewing and stall-walking. Acute hindgut acidosis can lead to intestinal damage and laminitis. Research at Kentucky Equine Research has shown that BMC, the calcium source in Triacton, improves hindgut buffering capacity by 54%.
Triple-action Triacton is a pelleted, palatable supplement designed to be fed twice a day.