Bio-Sponge® is an equine health supplement designed to help support healthy gastrointestinal function in foals and adult horses. Now administration of this highly effective intestinal support formula is easy with the release of Bio-Sponge® Paste in convenient individual dose syringes.
What is Bio-Sponge®?
Bio-Sponge® (DTO smectite) is referred to as an organo mineral as it is comprised of organic matter and minerals.
How Does Bio-Sponge Work?
Bio-Sponge® has a large surface area and when in close proximity to positively charged ions, it binds to them and will remove them from the digestive system. It’s because of this adsorption-effect that Bio-Sponge® can help maintain gastrointestinal function and health.
How Long Does it Take Bio-Sponge® to Work?
Bio-Sponge works very quickly after administration. If there is no noticeable improvement within 7 days, it's recommended to discontinue use. If there is improvement but the intestinal disturbance hasn't resolved, continue administering Bio-Sponge until the loose stool has subsided.
How Long Can a Horse Stay on Bio-Sponge®?
Some horses consume a maintenance dose of Bio-Sponge® as part of their daily diet to maintain digestive health. For most horses Bio-Sponge® is used until the intestinal disturbance has resolved but it can be used long-term if needed.
Active Ingredients Per 1 Scoop (97.5 g):
Avoid Intestinal Disturbance in Newborn Foals Less Than 24 Hours Old: Administer 0.5-1.5 tablespoon scoops (4.6-13.8g) Bio-Sponge® mixed with 10-30cc water no earlier than 12 hours after the foal first nurses. Administer twice daily for 4-5 days or as directed by veterinarian.
Intestinal Disturbance: Administer 3 tablespoon scoops (27.6g) Bio-Sponge® mixed with 30cc water 2-3 times daily no earlier than 6 hours after foal first nurses or as directed by veterinarian. Discontinue use 1 day after intestinal disturbance resolves.*
ADULT HORSES (Based on 1,000 lb horse)
Intestinal Disturbance: Administer 1 four ounce scoop (97.5g) Bio-Sponge® twice daily or as directed by veterinarian.*
Bio-Sponge Powder is recommended for use within 36 months and Bio-Sponge Paste is recommended for use within 24 months of manufacture date.
*Discontinue if there is no noticeable improvement after 7 days of use.