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EQ8 Gut Health

We all know how critical digestion is for the proper functioning of a horse. That's why BUCKEYE® Nutrition has created EQ8 Gut Health - scientifically formulated nutrition targeting the health of the digestive system.

Utilizing cooked grains to ensure optimal starch digestion in the foregut, and live probiotics to enhance the functionality of the hindgut, EQ8 Gut Health has the nutrients to optimize digestive balance.

Learn more about EQ8 Gut Health by downloading our informational book.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, Min. 12.00%
Lysine, Min. 0.60%
Methionine, Min. 0.18%
Threonine, Min. 0.40%
Crude Fat, Min. 8.00%
Crude Fiber, Max. 14.00%
NSC*, Max. 23.00%
Calcium, Min. 0.70%
Calcium, Max. 1.20%
Phosphorus, Min. 0.65%
Potassium, Min. 0.85%
Magnesium, Min. 0.30%
Manganese, Min. 95 ppm
Copper, Min. 40 ppm
Zinc, Min. 140 ppm
Selenium, Min. 0.60 ppm
Vitamin A, Min. 6,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, Min. 600 IU/lb
Vitamin E, Min. 300 IU/lb
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Min. 65 IU/lb
*Total Microorganisms 100,000,000 CFU/lb

* Not recognized by AAFCO as an essential nutrient


Wheat Middlings, Soybean Hulls, Kibbled Corn, Heat Processed Soybeans, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Oat Mill By-Product, Heat Processed Flaxseed, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Yeast Culture,Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Vegetable Fat Product (Feed Grade), Lecithin, Glycerin, Phosphoric Acid, Proprionic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Acetic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Pediococcus acidilacticii, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum.

Features and Benefits
University tested Proven to support the health of both the small intestine and hindgut, and to reduce multiple risk factors that commonly lead to digestive upset
Increased fat levels and lower starch and sugar levels Helps to minimize stomach upset and support calm behavior
Formulated with steam and pressure-cooked ingredients Minimizes the risk of excess starch reaching the large intestine
Fortified with live probiotics

Ensures maximum benefit of microbes for the hindgut

Foritfied with GRO 'N WIN technology Provides essential nutrient availability
Manufactured using BioFuze® technology Live probiotics (cultures of bacteria) applied post-processing to ensure effective levels are available for optimum microbial activity
Feeding Directions

Feed at regular times, at least twice daily with three daily feedings preferred.  Feed according to the amounts shown below which are based on the weight of your horse and their level of work.  EQ8® Gut Health meets the higher calorie recommended allowances when fed at the following amounts/day.  The maximum amount of EQ8 Gut Health to feed per feeding is 0.5% of body weight.

Work Load
(Pounds of EQ8 Gut Health per day)
Animal Body Weight (lbs) *Hay (lbs) Idle Light Moderate Intense
600 - 800 9.0 - 16 2 - 5 4 - 6 5 - 8 6 - 10
800 - 1100 12 - 22 3 - 7 5 - 9 8 - 10 8 - 14
1100 - 1300 16 - 25 4 - 8 6 - 10 10 - 13 10 - 16
1300 - 1500 19 - 30 6 - 11 7 - 12 11 - 16 13 - 19
1500 - 1700 22 - 35 7 - 12 9 - 14 13 - 19 15 - 23
1700 - 2000 25 - 40 8 - 13 10 - 16 15 - 21 17 - 26

Forage values are suggested intakes based on good quality forage.  The quality and digestibility of the forage is variable and dependent on the maturity of the plant at harvest.  Horses older than 6 months should be fed at least 1% of the bodyweight as forage to maintain gut health.

When possible, have your forage analyzed to estimate quality and digestibility.

If recommended minimum feeding rate is not met or if additional calories are needed do the following: Add 1 lb of GRO 'N WIN or GRO 'N WIN Alfa for every 3 lbs of EQ8 Gut Health underfed.

Always maintain a clean, fresh water supply.
Make salt available free choice.


EQ8 Transforms Horse Mateo Gut & Ulcer Issue

In 2013 I bought a six year old trakehner, Mateo, who had lived on the same property he was born at for his entire life. Then I came along, bought him and started eventing him. As you might have predicted, he developed ulcers. Once we discovered what was wrong, 90% of my brain power was spent worrying about my horse's stomach and gut. After a lot of trial and error and some serious maintenance, he was still showing some discomfort.

Thanks to an amazing barn manager and good friend, I was introduced to EQ8. A week on this feed and my horse was gaining needed weight and switched from ear pinning as his go to response, to perking up and resting his muzzle on my hip. Competition wise, we went from not even being able to complete a novice course without me getting dumped, to moving up to training level. Our debut horse trial of the season and at training, we won the dressage on a 26 and ended up finishing in third overall. I swear by EQ8 and am so thankful that I found that last piece of my horse's needed maintenance to allow him to feel and perform at his best. A big thanks to BUCKEYE® from Mateo and me!

- Lillie, KS

Tucker gains weight with EQ8 Gut Health & No More Colic

I have a 10 year old quarter horse gelding that has always been hard to keep weight on. He is picky and doesn’t give much thought to food. I somewhat recently moved him to a new barn where he was introduced to a herd for the first time. As low man and first timer to the herd environment he dropped weight incredibly fast. Not only the weight loss, but he had two bouts of minor colic as well. At this time I switched him from a custom mix feed to Buckeye EQ8 Gut Health. I slowly worked him up to 4.5 lbs/day (he’s only being used for some walk/trot right now) and within the last 2 months he has gained back most of his weight and is shiny and happy! No more colic either! I am very impressed with the results and happy that I don’t need to overload Tucker with more grain or supplements. I never thought that Tucker would gain weight as well as he is on just 4.5 lbs/day. Thank you for providing such a wonderful product!"

- Rebecca, WI

Orion is happy with Buckeye EQ8

I am so happy with the Buckeye EQ8 I feed my horse. Orion has been eating it for over a year and the change in him is remarkable.

- Cathy Stauffer, FL

Event Level Horses Love EQ8 from Buckeye Nutrition

We love Buckeye's EQ8! It keeps our upper level event horses in great condition. These guys are traditionally hard keepers, finicky eaters, and in a tough work load. They LOVE the EQ8, always cleaning up their breakfasts and they positively glow. Thanks Buckeye for a great product!

- Megan Moore

Ecco Domani has great stamina and appearance

We switched Ecco to Eq8 when he switched from hunters to jumpers and his stamina and appearance are phenomenal.

- Lillian W