Gastro-Coat has a similar consistency to sticky ‘saliva’, which naturally adheres to the upper stomach and intestinal wall. Gastro Coat provides a source of natural mucilage and sticky gum-like compounds which are low in grain and protein meal based diets. Natural mucilages are especially low in processed feeds where the heat of steam-rolling, micronisation and extrusion damages these compounds which assist chewing and saliva in its action to maintain normal digestive function as a horse exercises, travels or when waiting to race or compete. This can lead to symptoms of poor appetite and ‘picky eating’ after exercise or competition. Many horses also develop unsettled behaviour due to this discomfort if they do not have access to feed containing adequate mucilage compounds.