What Gastric Support means for the Show World: Meet Alleviate

February 4, 2019


As animal owners, we all want to provide the best care possible for our animals and Purina recently announced a show supplement called Alleviate that is formulated to support PH in the digestive systems of show animals.  Many horse owners are familiar with Outlast, the equine gastric support supplement, and Alleviate is similar. This supplement is designed for show cattle, pigs, lambs, and goats. Alleviate is used for gastric distress in pigs and rumen digestive problems in show cattle, lambs, and goats.

This product allows for flexible feedings twice a day and can be used as a snack during times of stress.  Some stressor examples are long, transportation times, fatigue, social stress, fasting, fear, and anxiety.  Good management practices such as using a good, quality show feed, consistent feeding times, clean, fresh water, and slow, nutrition changes help avoid digestive health issues.

Alleviate is currently on the market and offered nationally. This supplement is an 1/8-inch pellet and contains no added copper, making it safe for lambs. Feeding directions for pigs are 2-8 oz per head per day, cattle get 12-24 oz per head per day, and lambs get 1-6 oz per head per day. All should be fed higher rates during high stress cases or when having digestive issues. Improvement should be seen as early as 1-2 days and fully back on feed in 5-7 days.

Besides Alleviate, there will soon be changes in the Honor Show Chow product line starting as early as this month. Desired show ring looks have changed in the last 8-10 years as well as new technologies to improve animal health. Thus, with this comes changes to nutrition. Stop by your local Central Valley Ag feed location to get more information about Alleviate and other new products in the show world or reach out to me at brandi.salestrom@cvacoop.com and I would be happy to visit with you on how we can help your animal perform its best.
 
by Brandi Salestrom
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