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AFX (formerly Acid FX) is a blend that contains acid buffers and products that aid in the healing ulcers.  AFX is a liquid product that can be used in specific instances of horse care  to alleviate digestive discomfort caused by stomach acids. AFX  acid buffers’ decrease acidity in the digestive tract  while L-Glutamine and Soy Lecithin coats and aids in the repair of intestinal cells that have been damaged by acidic environment.

A horse with a full and neutralized stomach has very few problems with ulcers until we load them onto a trailer, work them, leave them off feed for long periods of time, race or show them.

Acid Splash occurs when we put horses to work.  The blood flow of the horse decreases in the stomach and digestive system and increases in the stomach3extremities for muscle fuel and cooling.  In some cases the stomach will shrink as much as 60%.  The upper portion of the stomach collapses on itself and the remaining acid in the lower protion of the stomach is spilled to the upper area.  This upper area is not resistant to acid, resulting in stomach ulcers, discomfort and pain.  A feeling that is quite similar to yourself having acid re flux, little wonder that performs is affected.  AFX will neutralize the stomach acid when it is most important, at times of work or stress.  This leaves the natural amounts of stomach acid available for proper digestion of feed stuff the rest of the time.  

Equine Choice Pre and ProBiotics will drive the appetitie of the horse for hay, resulting in increased chewing action, gut fill and buffering action of bicarbonates produced by saliva.  Equine Choice Probitics Full Detail

However, hydrochloric acid irritation of the Squamous Mucosa (upper part of the stomach) during work is not helped by probiotics of any kind.  EQUINE CHOICE has developed  AFX to neutralize acid and help heal the stomach ulcers.  The result are:

  • a more comfortable-calmer horse during work that responds quickly and willingly;
  • a horse that does not “grab on” to the bit;
  • a horse that rides calmly and comfortably in the trailer;
  • a horse that eats well after work or racing;
  • a horse that in general improves in performance;
  • and in some cases a horse that improves in appearance.

AFX can be used on any horse during work or activity such as

  • Longeing
  • Hunters and Show Jumpers
  • Barrel Horses
  • Reining Horses
  • Western Pleasure Horses
  • Halter Horses
  • Three day Event Horses
  • Dressage Horses
  • Standardbred Race Horses
  • Thoroughbred Race Horses
  • School Horses
  • Sale Horses
  • ANY TIME THE HORSE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF ACID SPILL AND STOMACH IRRITATION AFX CAN AND SHOULD BE USED.

AFX can be purchased in 1L and 4L bottles.

AFX is designed to be used with EQUINE CHOICE paste and supplement.

AFX is to be fed directly using a syringe, do not topdress.

AFX does not affect performance testing.

We are the Alberta Distributor for the AFX product, Contact Us if you have any further questions, for a location to purchase or to have this product sent out to you.

More Information can be found in the following pdf files.

Equine Choice and AFX :  Tech Sheet – Equine June2018Feedstore

ACID FX Frequently Asked Questions for Acid FX by Equine Choice Final

ACID FX ACIDFXFeedingProgram Final

ACID FX ACID FX – TECH SHEET Final