absorbed into the bloodstream. MTB-100 does not bind vitamins, minerals
or other nutrients important in a horse s diet.
Equine diets contain a variety of carbohydrates which provide energy.
Some carbohydrates have functional properties in the equine digestive
tract, such as the physical role of fiber in promoting sound digestive
function. Bio-Mos is a source of a unique functional carbohydrate called
mannanoligosaccharides. These mannan sugars are not digested in the intestinal
tract and have been found to benefit digestive function and intestinal
Certain pathogenic bacteria, like E. coli and Salmonella, have traits
that differentiate them from beneficial bacteria in the equine digestive
tract. One trait common to many pathogenic bacteria is that they attach
to the lining of the gut through a mannan sugar. If these bacteria are
able to adhere to the intestinal cells through this attachment, they begin
colonizing the gut, and can form a large enough population to damage the
intestinal lining or cause a systemic infection. However, if bacteria
can t attach to the gut, they do no harm.
Bio-Mos prevents E. coli and Salmonella from attaching to the gut by
plugging the mannan binding sites of these pathogenic bacteria. The end
result is that they pass out harmlessly in the manure. There is also evidence
that Bio-Mos stimulates the protective immune system of the intestinal
Both of these all-natural feed additives that help protect against unseen
contaminants and variations in feed quality are in Respond and Triple
Crown feeds and supplements. The Beginnings line is fortified with Bio-Mos.