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FABBY

Multi-Action Probiotic and Prebiotic Digestive Supplement for Horses

Kohnke’s Own FABBY has been formulated using the latest scientific knowledge in probiotic and prebiotic research, specifically to improve digestive health and function which is crucial for an efficient gastro-intestinal system of all horses regardless of age, diet and exercise levels.

Many horses also have digestive challenges including feed or grass sensitivity, lack of pasture access, scouring, intermittent loose or acidic ‘cow pat’ manure. These horses may show irritability, poor manure formation, bloated, gassy problems or be a ‘poor doer’ or hard keeper type.

With a concentrated, comprehensive and multi-action approach, FABBY has been proven in extensive research trials over 3 years to help all types of horses, especially those with poor hindgut health, maintain a well-functioning digestive system.

Product Information
Kohnke’s Own FABBY is a highly concentrated supplement containing probiotics, prebiotics and additional specific nutrients which help optimise the digestive efficiency of the hindgut (large intestine) in all horses.

FABBY works to improve the function and balance of the hindgut microbiome fermentation system, particularly helping horses which are ‘poor doers’ maintain body condition and providing ‘cool’ energy reserves through better feed conversion.  It is beneficial as a daily supplement for working horses with hindgut acid imbalance or ‘acidosis’ from hard feeds containing grain, grain by-products or starch.

FABBY is also an ideal supplement to improve digestive function in aged or senior horses who struggle to maintain body condition despite an adequate diet or who suffer feed sensitivities such as scouring, bloating or loose manure.

Our Concept for FABBY

Kohnke’s Own FABBY is a highly concentrated supplement containing probiotics, prebiotics and additional specific nutrients which help optimise the digestive efficiency of the entire gastro-intestinal system, particularly the hindgut, in all horses.

FABBY works to improve the function and balance of the hindgut microbiome fermentation system, particularly helping horses which are ‘poor doers’ maintain body condition and providing ‘cool’ energy reserves through better feed conversion.  It is beneficial as a daily supplement for working horses with hindgut acid imbalance or ‘acidosis’ from hard feeds containing grain, grain by-products or starch.

FABBY is also an ideal supplement to help improve digestive function in aged or senior horses who struggle to maintain body condition despite an adequate diet or who suffer feed sensitivities such as scouring, bloating or loose manure.

Our Concept for FABBY
Kohnke’s Own FABBY has been formulated using the latest scientific knowledge in probiotic and prebiotic research, specifically to improve hindgut function which is crucial for the digestive health of all horses regardless of age, diet and exercise levels.

Many horses have digestive challenges including feed or grass sensitivity, lack of pasture access, scouring, intermittent loose or acidic ‘cow pat’ manure. These horses may show irritability, poor manure formation, bloated, gassy problems or be a ‘poor doer’ or hard keeper type.

With a concentrated, comprehensive and multi-action approach, FABBY has been proven in extensive research trials over 3 years to help these types of horses maintain a well-functioning hindgut digestive system.

The new, all natural supplement for a fabulous hindgut!

Which Horses Benefit?
  • All horses to maintain optimum gut microbiota and digestive function
  • Horses needing a highly concentrated probiotic and prebiotic supplement
  • Horses with poor hindgut function, poor ‘doers’ or hard keepers
  • Performance horses on hard feed diets
  • Aged horses with reduced digestive efficiency
  • Horses with scouring or intermittent loose manure
Major Ingredients

FABBY is a unique and scientifically formulated as a daily supplement for horses of all ages and dietary intakes.

  • FABBY contains highly concentrated probiotics as three different types of yeasts as well as three different types of bacterial strains
  • Multiple premium prebiotics to encourage growth and activity of the ‘good’ hindgut microbes for optimum fermentation and digestive capacity
  • Digestible and indigestive sources of functional fibres for activating the hindgut to work effectively and improve manure formation
  • Active yeast components which help reduce the infective ability and imbalance of ‘bad’ or pathogenic bacteria in the hindgut.
  • Also contains multiple mycotoxin binders for horses with digestive sensitivities caused by mycotoxins and toxic substances produced by moulds in grass, grain and hay sources
  • Specific amino acids such as L-glutamine and L-threonine and selected nucleotide compounds for extra benefits to digestive cells in the intestinal system and general gut health and well-being.
  • FABBY does not contain fillers, does not swab and is legal to use for all racing and competitions.
  • FABBY is cold-pressed pelleted using advanced technology to ensure the activity and action of the live probiotics.
Supplementation Guidelines
Each scoopful LARGE END of FABBY provides 30 grams, each scoopful SMALL END provides 12 grams.

For horses with serious digestive inability, loose manure or scouring problems, provide between 60 – 120 grams daily for 2 – 6 weeks, or as required.  For ponies, provide 30 – 60 grams.  After the initial period, most horses can be reduced to the maintenance supplementation rate of 30 grams, or 12 grams for a pony.

For a daily premium digestive supplement, the normal supplementation rate is 30 grams for horses or 12 grams for ponies in their daily feed.

Pack Sizes and Days Supply
1 kg pouch (33 days supply) available for $67.50 which is $2.03 cost per dose.

3.5 kg bucket (116 days supply) available for $215.00 which is $1.84 cost per dose.

10 kg bucket (333 days supply) available from your local stockist at RRP $498.00 which is $1.49 cost per dose.

** Days supply is calculated from the 30 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) for normal supplementation.  Prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP) including GST (Australian Dollars).

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs of digestive problems in my horse’s hindgut?
Some common signs of hindgut problems include poorly digested particles in feed, smelly or ‘cow pat’ manure.  FABBY helps improve digestion and support proper healthy manure formation.  Horses with more serious hindgut problems often experience scouring or intermittent loose manure, especially after sudden feed, hay or grass changes.

Some horses can be sensitive to touch around flank or when rugging.  Others may show variable ridden temperament, random ‘spooky’ behaviour.  Other common signs include sensitive skin, rough and dull coat.

Many horses with hindgut issues are poor ‘doers’ or hard keepers which struggle to maintain condition or normal weight on adequate food.  Often excessive food is needed to keep the horse at normal weight, which increases the feed bill.

Which horses are most benefited by FABBY?
FABBY is a premium probiotic and prebiotic supplement which can be given to all horses at an economical and cost-effective maintenance dose for optimum hindgut health and digestive function.  FABBY is particularly beneficial to horses with hard feed diets, especially working horses, to increase feed digestibility and general hindgut function.

Performance horses on high grain and starch diets particularly benefit from FABBY to help reduce the risk of hindgut acidosis or acid imbalance causing acidic ‘sour’ manure, ‘cow pat’ droppings or the passing of poorly digested grain.

Aged horses slow to recover after winter or those which often lose condition in hard times due to reduced digestive efficiency, meaning they do not utilise their feed properly.  FABBY can help maintain weight in aged or senior horses as it helps feed digestion.

Horses with a lack of pasture access and fed a predominately hay diet will be helped by FABBY to reduce feed amounts and increase the digestion of roughages.

FABBY is recommended for all horses with poor hindgut function which may lead to passing undigested feed, ‘gassy’ bowels, passing smelly gas or manure, ‘rumbling’ tummies and recurring mild colic symptoms.  Scouring horses or those with intermittent loose manure may have digestive sensitivities that can be helped with FABBY, especially after sudden feed changes.  These horses may have hindgut microbiota disturbances that lead to long term diarrhoea or chronic anal dribble.

How does FABBY work?

FABBY has a comprehensive and multi-action approach to improving digestive function and the microbiome balance, activity and health of the gastro-intestinal system, especially the hindgut, in all horses.

The probiotics in FABBY include highly researched live yeasts plus bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, helpful to the equine hindgut.  These probiotics are highly concentrated (18 Billion CFU per maintenance dose) and have a role in reducing hindgut acidosis without artificial buffers.  Acid imbalance in the hindgut can cause serious problems, including acidic build up, hindgut ulcers or ‘cow-pat’ manure.  FABBY can help protect against negative effects of hindgut starch overload in horses consuming high starch diets.  The live yeasts in FABBY also help improve digestion of fibre sources to maintain condition in ‘hard keeper’ or ‘poor-doer’ horses.

FABBY includes multiple prebiotics to feed ‘good bacteria’ populations to positively influence the hindgut microbiota.  These prebiotics have been shown to help horses adapt to new diets, especially after sudden feed changes and improve conversion of feed to energy in horses with inefficient digestive function.

Active Yeast Components are specially purified parts of the yeast cell, including MOS (mannon oligosaccharides), B-glucans and nucleotides which are designed to block attachment of infectious ‘bad’ bacteria to the hindgut lining and the action of pathogens in the hindgut.  The combination of these Active Yeast Components may reduce scouring or loose manure in horses with poor hindgut microbiota balance, especially following antibiotic therapy and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as ‘bute’.  The purified nucleotides in FABBY benefit digestive function and may help regenerate the entire gastro-intestinal lining of the stomach, small intestine (foregut) and the hindgut. 

The functional fibres in FABBY are a special blend of digestible and indigestible fibres which are designed to stimulate important areas of the gastro-intestinal tract for improved function, helping to regulate food passage through the digestive system.  Optimising the working of the hindgut is an important process in healthy manure production and general efficient digestion.

The mycotoxin binders in FABBY constitute a broad-spectrum approach using multiple types to counter a wider range of mycotoxins, but are specially selected to not absorb or bind other feed nutrients, such as vitamins.  FABBY is formulated to help horses exposed to feed ingested mycotoxins (up to a moderate level) and reduce risk of digestive upsets or problems in horses with feed sensitivities.

Specific amino acids, such as L-glutamine and L-threonine, are particularly included as they help to regulate the passage of manure through the gastro-intestinal tract and also provide the cells lining the digestive system with a natural source of energy to optimise digestive activity and maintain normal barrier function. L-threonine may help mucin production in the stomach and small intestine, which is beneficial to the foregut and acid buffering in horses in combination with selected nucleotide extracts to help maintain a healthy stomach and intestinal lining.   The combination of ingredients in FABBY are uniquely designed to help the entire digestive system and particularly its hindgut microbiome.

How is FABBY different to other hindgut buffers or digestive supplements?
FABBY contains a concentrated amount of live probiotics!  FABBY has 10X more probiotics per dose compared to leading competitor ‘probiotics’ and is especially formulated for horses, not for all types of other animals too.

The probiotics chosen for FABBY have a role in maintaining correct gut pH level for optimum digestive function without use of artificial ‘buffers’ that may affect the balance and function of the hindgut.  Marine calcium or sodium bicarbonate are high pH buffers that artificially modify hindgut pH balance.  The specific yeast types in FABBY help reduce hindgut acidosis through converting the acid to natural forms which are more easily absorbed in horses, which is particularly beneficial in horses on grain-based diets or those at risk of hindgut acidosis.

FABBY is extensively researched with excellent results in extensive field trials for horses all over Australia. The data from research trials is reinforced by the recognised benefits of the ingredients in FABBY in relation to hindgut health and function. FABBY is a true multi-action supplement with a targeted combination of active ingredients, more comprehensive and beneficial than other direct competitor supplements!

Many supplements are also very expensive with some retailing for more than $3.50 per dose per day!  FABBY is reasonably and economically priced at only $1.50 – $2.00 per maintenance dose.

What if my horse has Gastric Ulcers?

Many horses, including resting horses as well as performance horses, suffer from stomach acid irritation which may lead to gastric ulcers in their stomach and small intestine.  Our popular supplement, Kohnke’s Own Gastro-Coat is the perfect natural supplement to help maintain normal gastric function and shield against acid burn in the stomach and small intestine (the horse’s foregut).  Gastro-Coat has a role in helping horses which become girthy, picky eating, reluctant to canter or sensitive when ridden.

In contrast, Kohnke’s Own FABBY is formulated to help the entire gastro-intestinal system, most specifically the caecum and the large intestine (the horse’s hindgut). It is designed to maximise the health and function of this important region in horses.  Gastro-Coat and FABBY are highly compatible and generally work in different areas of the digestive system, so can be fed each day to highly sensitive or digestively challenged horses.

Does FABBY help the entire gastro-intestinal tract in horses?

FABBY is beneficial to the entire digestive system in horses.  Many ingredients in FABBY help the whole gastro-intestinal tract including the foregut, as it contains nucleotides, yeasts and specific amino acids to help mucin production in the stomach and small intestine.  However, most actions of FABBY are particularly targeted to help improve digestive function of the hindgut (the caecum and large intestine) in horses.

Our supplement, Kohnke’s Own Gastro-Coat, is particularly designed to help the horse’s stomach and small intestine when gastric irritation or acid splash is a problem.  Gastro-Coat containing ingredients with specific roles and actions in the stomach and small intestine.  Gastro-Coat and FABBY are two different supplements with separate focus areas, provide targeted action with different active ingredients that each have specific actions. 

FABBY and Gastro-Coat are highly compatible in horses with very significant gastro-intestinal problems or those which are suspected to have hindgut issues, such as acidosis or hindgut ulcers, as well as gastric irritation or stomach ulcers.

How is FABBY different to Gastro-Coat?

Our supplement, Kohnke’s Own Gastro-Coat, is particularly designed to help the horse’s stomach and small intestine when gastric irritation or acid splash is a problem.  Gastro-Coat contains ingredients with specific roles and actions in the stomach and small intestine.  Gastro-Coat and FABBY are two different supplements with separate focus areas but provide a complementary and targeted action with different active ingredients that have specific separate actions. 

FABBY and Gastro-Coat are highly compatible and complementary in horses with very significant gastro-intestinal problems or those which are suspected to have hindgut issues, such as acidosis or hindgut ulcers, as well as gastric irritation or stomach ulcers.

FABBY and Gastro-Coat are also fed in different ways and times – FABBY is perfect as a supplement in the horses’ normal feed daily, whereas Gastro-Coat is often given as a pre-exercise supplement before ridden work or travelling, in a small feed or an oil paste.  This is when the specific benefits of Gastro-Coat are most applicable.

What’s the difference between FABBY and Kohnke’s Own Formex?
For horses suffering from long term scouring, one of our research field trials into FABBY focussed on improving the formation of proper manure and reducing diarrhoea.  In some horses with a long-term scouring problem, Kohnke’s Own Formex was also recommended as an initial helpful supplement in combination with FABBY.  Formex contains mucilage and phospholipid compounds which target the mucosal lining of the hindgut to help in cases of degradation or damage.  In contrast, FABBY contains multiple ingredients that benefit microbiota activity and the contents of the hindgut for proper function.  Thus, once the scouring has been controlled, the horse may be maintained on a standard daily supplement of FABBY.

How much FABBY can I give?
FABBY does not include trace-minerals or other nutrients which accumulate or negatively affect the horse, thus FABBY can be offered at higher supplementation rates depending on the severity of scouring or suspected hindgut problems, such as poorly adapted microbiota populations.  Contact the Kohnke’s Own Nutritional Advisors for further feeding rates for FABBY dependant on your horse’s unique situation, diet and exercise level by Freecall 1800 112 227, email info@kohnkesown.com or Facebook message to the Kohnke’s Own page.

Is FABBY the only supplement my horse needs?
FABBY does not contain bone minerals, trace-minerals or vitamins which are essential for general health and vitality of horses because ration balancing supplements need to be formulated and provided relative to the exercise level of the horse.  FABBY is targeted for all horses as an additional economical supplement of premium ingredients and can be fed daily, or when digestive sensitivities affect health and function of the hindgut.  FABBY is compatible with comprehensive nutritional supplements such as Kohnke’s Own Cell-Provide, Cell-Vital or Cell-Perform.

FABBY is also compatible with specialist supplements including Mag-E, TRIM, Gastro-Coat and Redi-Flex for other benefits which can help horses in different ways.

Will FABBY reduce my feed bill?
FABBY is particularly beneficial to poor ‘doers’ or hard keepers which often require more food to maintain adequate condition and weight.  Providing a daily dose of FABBY can help these types of horses maintain condition without the need for excessive hard feeds or extra hay.  Aged horses which need extra feed to maintain condition will also be helped by FABBY by helping to ensure optimum the digestive function and the utilisation of their feed.

Is FABBY suitable for good doer horses and ponies?
Yes!  FABBY is very suitable and helpful for good doer or easy keeper horses and ponies.  In good-doer horses, FABBY has been trialled and tested with many sugar-sensitive horses, even laminitic or insulin resistant ponies, as a safe and helpful supplement.  Although FABBY helps put on weight and keep normal condition in poor doers, it doesn’t do the same for good doers which can be considered to already have ‘maximum yield’ capacity from hindgut digestion.

Does FABBY contain any banned substances?
FABBY does not contain any banned substances or contravene the Rules of Racing or FEI Competition. FABBY does not swab and is completely legal to be used with all performance horses in FEI competitions.

For use in racehorses, we recommend that you follow local guidelines on use of any supplements prior to race day.

“I have been using FABBY for a few months and my horse is still benefitting from it.  His mental attitude is more trainable and I am feeding half the amount as I was before.  I feel like he is gaining more top line than before.  The reason I started FABBY was that my horse was unrideable at a competition, kicking out and not going forward.  He even started doing this at my club of 5 years rally days.  I had treated for ulcers but didn’t see much improvement. With the help of Karen at Kohnke’s Own I changed a few things in his diet.  He is now a lot friendlier with his old paddock mate and is so much more able to deal with stressful situations.”
Emma C, VIC

Testimonial Emma C, VIC
“I have been using FABBY for a few months and my horse is still benefitting from it.  His mental attitude is more trainable and I am feeding half the amount as I was before.  I feel like he is gaining more top line than before.  The reason I started FABBY was that my horse was unrideable at a competition, kicking out and not going forward.  He even started doing this at my club of 5 years rally days.  I had treated for ulcers but didn’t see much improvement. With the help of Karen at Kohnke’s Own I changed a few things in his diet.  He is now a lot friendlier with his old paddock mate and is so much more able to deal with stressful situations.”
Emma C, VIC

“My old thoroughbred (34 yo) gelding, Hoodlam, was scouring and I heard about FABBY and started him on it and within 10 days he had consistency back in his manure and much less undigested particles. After about a month his coat improved — some old hair fell out and he became shinier. He also became a slightly better keeper and has maintained his good appetite.  While he is very elderly and somewhat fragile he is bright eyed and happy. He managed to get down to a maintenance dose with continued good health. I think FABBY helped Hoodlam at a critical time for him, a great product indeed!”
Cathi W, QLD

Testimonial Cathi W, QLD
“My old thoroughbred (34 yo) gelding, Hoodlam, was scouring and I heard about FABBY and started him on it and within 10 days he had consistency back in his manure and much less undigested particles. After about a month his coat improved — some old hair fell out and he became shinier. He also became a slightly better keeper and has maintained his good appetite.  While he is very elderly and somewhat fragile he is bright eyed and happy. He managed to get down to a maintenance dose with continued good health. I think FABBY helped Hoodlam at a critical time for him, a great product indeed!”
Cathi W, QLD

“FABBY has been very helpful for my older, retired mare. She has very few teeth left and was having trouble with digesting her food properly and maintaining her weight, especially through winter. She had problems with scouring through winter for which I had tried other feeds and supplements to help, but with no success.  Within a short time of starting her on FABBY, I could see her body condition improving and she was so much happier within herself. Her manure was back to a normal form within a couple of weeks. She is now just on a small maintenance dose and doing great!” Karen S, NSW

Testimonial Karen S, NSW
“FABBY has been very helpful for my older, retired mare. She has very few teeth left and was having trouble with digesting her food properly and maintaining her weight, especially through winter. She had problems with scouring through winter for which I had tried other feeds and supplements to help, but with no success.  Within a short time of starting her on FABBY, I could see her body condition improving and she was so much happier within herself. Her manure was back to a normal form within a couple of weeks. She is now just on a small maintenance dose and doing great!” Karen S, NSW

“I first spoke with the team from Kohnke’s Own last year about my pony Jack’s manure problem – he was never really scouring, but he was a bit messy and would dribble, especially on grains, certain hays or spring grass.  Within a couple of weeks of commencing the FABBY trial he started to improve with firmer manure and less dribble.  He is now fully normal and has consistently good manure, even with the new Spring grass.  Jack also used to get tummy aches, especially at competitions.  Now he much happier and doesn’t kick up or show symptoms of gut pain, even when competing often.” Kirsty P, VIC

Testimonial Kirsty P, VIC
“I first spoke with the team from Kohnke’s Own last year about my pony Jack’s manure problem – he was never really scouring, but he was a bit messy and would dribble, especially on grains, certain hays or spring grass.  Within a couple of weeks of commencing the FABBY trial he started to improve with firmer manure and less dribble.  He is now fully normal and has consistently good manure, even with the new Spring grass.  Jack also used to get tummy aches, especially at competitions.  Now he much happier and doesn’t kick up or show symptoms of gut pain, even when competing often.” Kirsty P, VIC

“We have been using FABBY on our 24 year old retired dressage horse for 12 months. We are in the severely drought affected region of the upper hunter in NSW and have been fully handfeeding our horses for 18 months now, we find that the older horses struggle to maintain their weight and topline as they age especially when there is no grass to eat. Since FABBY has been added to Freddie’s diet, he is maintaining his condition more easily and looking fabulous. We have since added FABBY to the diet of all of our horses as the fact that they have no grazing concerns me and FABBY gives me the peace of mind that they are receiving important beneficial bacteria to maintain healthy gut microbiota. I am thrilled with the condition of all of the horses who are shiny, healthy and maintaining their condition extremely well in harsh conditions.” Sian R, NSW

Testimonial Sian R, NSW
“We have been using FABBY on our 24 year old retired dressage horse for 12 months. We are in the severely drought affected region of the upper hunter in NSW and have been fully handfeeding our horses for 18 months now, we find that the older horses struggle to maintain their weight and topline as they age especially when there is no grass to eat. Since FABBY has been added to Freddie’s diet, he is maintaining his condition more easily and looking fabulous. We have since added FABBY to the diet of all of our horses as the fact that they have no grazing concerns me and FABBY gives me the peace of mind that they are receiving important beneficial bacteria to maintain healthy gut microbiota. I am thrilled with the condition of all of the horses who are shiny, healthy and maintaining their condition extremely well in harsh conditions.” Sian R, NSW

“My thoroughbred was having issues processing his feed and keeping weight on. When we placed him on FABBY, his ability to digest food and maintain weight greatly improved. He loves the taste of FABBY and never leaves his bucket empty. I also find FABBY very economical as you only have to feed a very small amount per day, making the bucket go a long way. As a horse owner, FABBY has given me the peace of mind that my horse is getting the best supplement to sustain my horse’s digestive system, his health and daily well-being. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a super supplement that aids their horse’s digestion and weight.”
Petra M, ACT.

Testimonial Petra M, ACT.
“My thoroughbred was having issues processing his feed and keeping weight on. When we placed him on FABBY, his ability to digest food and maintain weight greatly improved. He loves the taste of FABBY and never leaves his bucket empty. I also find FABBY very economical as you only have to feed a very small amount per day, making the bucket go a long way. As a horse owner, FABBY has given me the peace of mind that my horse is getting the best supplement to sustain my horse’s digestive system, his health and daily well-being. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a super supplement that aids their horse’s digestion and weight.”
Petra M, ACT.

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