Animal feed and pet food
The (water) binding properties of gelatin are an important asset in pet food. As gelatin is pure protein, it can also help in terms of increasing the protein content of the petfood. Furthermore, vitamins in animal feed are often micro-encapsulated with gelatin.
Collagen peptides can also offer health benefits: They can support the joints of pets, reduce pain and gain mobility for those pets that suffer from arthritis. In addition, collagen peptides help in regard to enhancing bone density/health and in this way counteracting the progression of osteoporosis. Collagen peptides are also used to promote a thick and healthy coat.
Both racehorses and competition horses are typically supplemented with collagen peptides due to its beneficial effect on the joints and bones. The benefits of a glossy coat are obviously also an added bonus for any show horse!