With the ever-increasing use of nutraceuticals in equine medicine, one research team explored the use of curcumin to help minimize the proliferation of opportunistic bateria that may cause diarrhea-causing alterations in the intestinal microbiome.
While bacteria are frequently blamed for foal diarrhea, the underlying cause remains unclear in many cases. Recently, researchers suggest that dysbiosis, an alteration in the intestinal microbiota, could contribute to the problem.
My aged mare has longstanding diarrhea. Can EquiShure help?
According to a group of scientists, aloe vera isn’t just soothing for burnt or irritated skin but also potentially beneficial for protecting the sensitive lining of the stomach.
Greater awareness of this has led horse owners to be more conscientious of management practices that optimize gastric health, including the use of FDA-approved treatments such as omeprazole and research-based nutritional supplements such as Rite-Trac.
A group of equine veterinary researchers suggested several reasons why should you look to nutritional supplements and natural products to help prevent or manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome in horses.
Any alteration in the proper functioning of the equine gastrointestinal tract can quickly become life-threatening, so it is important to ensure this system runs smoothly.
Can you recommend any changes to my gelding’s diet that might help with keeping gastric ulcers at bay?
FDA-approved omeprazole products, but not their compounded counterparts, effectively heal equine gastric ulcers. Esomeprazole, a compound much like omeprazole, may be a more effective option.
Can I use alfalfa (lucerne) pellets to help nourish my racehorses?
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