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    Still doesn't prove that Equiotic is superior Change Equiotic to Probios or one of several other probiotics and you'll find all the same stories.

    Test Equiotic against the others, against bovine-source lacto, then we can talk about what's better than the rest
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    I never trust an option/review of anything on COTH if someone has only 1 post...and now 2 people with 1 post. Silly


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    As it happens I just ordered a bag of EquiOtic as per my vet's advice. It has the certain strain of yeast that he specifically wants my gelding on (saccharomyces boulardii). I will report back after he's been on it for a while. (And I have a few more than just one or two posts on here ha )



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    It has the certain strain of yeast that he specifically wants my gelding on (saccharomyces boulardii)
    Along with virtually every other yeast product on the market . . . S. boulardii is pretty much the standard.
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    That's the strain he specifically wanted and as he is an internal specialist who liasons with the vet clinic from the University of Calgary where he teaches, I'm going to listen to him over people that swear I can get the same result from a smartpack, feeding yogurt, or whatever.... It's not overly expensive. $64/month. Why wouldn't I go with what was specifically recommened by him?



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    Can you elaborate on why he wants that specific strain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksnort View Post
    As it happens I just ordered a bag of EquiOtic as per my vet's advice. It has the certain strain of yeast that he specifically wants my gelding on (saccharomyces boulardii). I will report back after he's been on it for a while. (And I have a few more than just one or two posts on here ha )
    I looked at their website. Do you have to have a prescription from a vet.....it was a little weird how it was set up. It really isn't any more expensive than some of the other probiotics but it was a little hokie the way this whole thread was started which makes some of us suspicious.

    Bucksnort, I am interested in your results. I have a horse with some intestinal issues and my vet also recommends the saccharomyces boulardii. EquiShure and Succeed have both helped at various times.



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    quarterhorse4me: I also have my guy on Equishure and he will stay on it I tried him on Succeed once and he had a HUGE reaction afterwards. It was also the same day I tried him on aloe vera juice for the first time, so I can't say for 100% certainty that it was the Succeed that did it, but it scared me enough to not try it with him again. I did not need a perscription to order the EquiOtic. I also thought that was a little strange, but I paid with Paypal, so if there are any issues ordering from that website, I feel like I'm covered.

    I'll let you know how the EquiOtic goes. I'm not endorsing the product - simply stating the reason I have purchsed it to try.

    JB: I'm not entirely sure why it's that specific strain but my gelding was/is dealing with hind gut ulcer/colitis.



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    If you can find out, tell him the geeks want to know, that would be awesome

    I would assume that each strain has some variation in how it works, even if nearly imperceptible, and that some work fairly differently from others.
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    S. boulardii is just . . . the yeast that is in 99% of probiotics that contain yeast. There's nothing really special about it. But I am not saying don't listen to your vet! Merely wondering if just "plain old S. boulardii" is what he wants or if there is something different (other than the "horse sourced" factor) about this product he prefers. If the price is right and the product harmless, I got no beef with nuthin'.
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    JB, I don't think he specifically wanted the horse-sourced stuff because originally he told me to go find the S. boulardii at Costco I will tell him the geeks want their answers next time I see him though I see that Platinum Gastric also has S. Boulardii, so if the EquiOtics doesn't impress, I might go that route.



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    Yep, I'm interested in the S. Boulardii recommendation moreso than anything specifically "horse-sourced"

    And please do tell him The Geeks demand it, or else...
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    Bucksnort - any updates on your experience with the EquiOtic?

    My vet has suggested trying it on my gelding who we suspect has hindgut ulcers and I would like to learn more about it. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time finding much information on it other than the manufacturers website.



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    Chiming in from California: After trying yogurt (helpful), EquineZyme (not), Smartpak Digest (not) and SmartGut (not) to deal with loose stools, my vet urged me to try EquiOtic. After 3 days his manure was completely normal for the first time in over a year and it continues that way. He has been on it for 3 weeks now.
    That's the report.



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    littlebayhorse- I had my guy on it for a month. It's hard to say because he didn't really have any obvious outward symptoms such as diarreha, so hard to say 100% that it helped. I would say he was possbily a little brighter on it and I did order more after the first month but unfortunately they were back ordered for two weeks and when they did send the shipment it was stopped at the border since the company is not actually allowed to ship to Canada. Long story short, I shipped them to my p.o. box in Montana where they still sit.

    I would say to give it a try since it's not hugely $$$. I am a little leary because their website is a bit odd and they seem to have people posting on here (such as the one above) pretending not to be affiliated with the company. However, I have had really great customer service from them. Any time I've emailed them I've had an email back right away and they did courier the shipment to me in Canada for just $7, so, perhaps they are still building a client base.

    Have you looked into Equishure? I have found that also really helps my boy.

    Also - feel free to DM me if you have any other questions about hindgut ulcers. I am no expert but I have been dealing with them for the last 7 months or so



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    I had never opened this thread because I assumed the product was some kind of ear cleaner. Odd choice for a name (yes, I get the probi-otic play).
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    Wow, 3 different people joined COTH just to make their 1 and only posts be a positive review of EquiOtic. What a coincidence.

    Probiotics are great, but if they are the same species, I don't see a difference in supplementing with probiotics sourced from horses or not. They should do the same things.


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    I am not a product pusher and am late to this. However, I was given a free month's worth of this at a vet conference to give to my mare who keeps getting loose stool. Within 2-3 days she had normal poop. Stayed that way the whole month, it was great. I was also given 2 months of another pro-biotic to try that I started when I ran out of this, and we have the runs again. I just don't want to spend $60 a month on it!



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    One of my vets, who is well respected, and has an active practice as well as instructs at a well known vet school highly recommends this product. He wants this one in particular because the stuff is "horse-sourced". He suggested I try it, but I haven't yet due to the cost..



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    Ok, I'll bite. How exactly does one collect "horse sourced" probiotics?



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