The marketing of food animals normally requires the obligated transport, handling and exposure of the livestock to situations that are unfamiliar and novel to them. These factors commonly activate a stress response which can lead to significant economic impacts including:

  • Loss of live weight and carcass yield (shrink)
  • Degraded meat quality including dark cutting (DFD)
  • Degraded animal well being

Performance Animals

The transport and handling of horses whether for recreational events or competition can be novel and stressful for the animal These factors commonly activate a stress response system which can lead to significant biological impacts including:

  • The loss of muscle mass
  • The loss of energy (glycogen) in the muscle and liver


DeStress products are unique feed supplements developed by Canadian researchers. DeStress products contains a blend of electrolytes, bypass amino acids and specific blood sugars designed to reduce live weight and carcass weight losses, as well as enable the animal to maintain a more normal physiological state when animals are transported and handled. DeStress products are designed to be highly palatable and easily fed.






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Calgary, AB T2C 0J7

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In Calgary: (403) 279-3339
Fax: 403.236.3471