California Riding Magazine • December, 2012

SmartPak's SmartDigest® Ultra
and New ColiCare™ Program
Unparalleled digestive supplement now with $7,500 colic surgery reimbursement.

Wouldn't it be nice never to have to worry about colic again? While no one can make that happen, SmartPak sure can help!

SmartPak introduces a new and improved version of SmartDigest® Ultra, a revolutionary supplement that provides unparalleled gastrointestinal protection for everyone's horse, from the high level performance horse to your beloved old mare grazing in the back field—and every horse in between. 

SmartPak is so confident that SmartDigest® Ultra will help keep your horse's digestive system healthy that they are backing their new ColiCare™ program with an unprecedented $7,500 colic surgery reimbursement program.

"Colic is responsible for more deaths in horses than any other disease," says Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak's Medical Director and Staff Veterinarian. "A sudden change in your horse's lifestyle or diet, such as different hay or grain, increased stall time, adjustment in activity level, even dehydration, all can lead to colic. In fact, research has shown that hay changes alone can increase a horse's risk of colic by 10 times!" 

"We designed SmartDigest® Ultra to help your horse manage the digestive stress caused by hay fluctuations, training, travel and more," continues Dr. Gray. "Its innovative formula provides high levels of specialized ingredients to help keep your horse's digestive tract healthy and balanced." Ingredients in SmartDigest® Ultra include:

• Prebiotics proven to reduce disruption in the cecum and colon and inhibit the absorption of harmful bacteria in the hindgut;
• Yeast shown to improve fiber digestion and assist the beneficial bacteria of the cecum in adjusting to feed changes; and
• Enzymes demonstrated to increase the proper digestion of starch in the foregut.

"The innovative formula in SmartDigest® Ultra is the best step you can take to keep your horse's digestive system healthy," says SmartPak CEO Paal Gisholt. "The combination of SmartDigest® Ultra and the regular wellness visits that are part of our ColiCare™ program is the absolute best preventive care you can give your horse.  We are so confident in our ColiCare™ wellness program that we're including a groundbreaking colic surgery reimbursement offer as part of the program.  Horses enrolled in the ColiCare™ program that meet the program requirements will be eligible for up to $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement."

ColiCare™ is open to horses aged 5 months to 25 years who reside in the U.S., have not had colic surgery, a history of colic, or an incidence of colic in the past year and who are fed SmartDigest® Ultra in SmartPaks™. Wellness visits, including annual vaccinations, physical and dental exams and a deworming program, are an important part of the program. 

Full terms and conditions of the program are available on line at Press release provided by SmartPak.