Although the concept of digestion might be obvious to most horse owners, the idea of digestibility may be more elusive. Further, why horse owners need to know about the digestibility could also be somewhat unclear.
My show hunter needs more weight, stat! Can you help?
From loss of body mass to the onset and progression of organ dysfunction, including the dental, neurological, immunological, and other body systems, going gray isn’t always graceful.
Vaccination plays a key role in protecting horses against important contagious and mosquito-borne diseases. Can you help your horse’s immune system respond to those vaccines for ultimate protection against disease?
Manufacturers of prebiotics and probiotics suggest that these supplements benefit horses by maintaining or restoring the health of the bacteria, parasites, fungi, and yeast that make up the equine intestinal microbiome. But does science support the use of these in horses?
Recent research in humans suggests that alterations in the intestinal microbiome—the community of microorganisms that exist in the large intestine—could contribute to endocrine upheaval.
Lack of appetite and pain are often linked, but the extent of the association seems to depend on the individual horse.
Recently, Egyptian researchers reported that garlic—an herb with a long and illustrious history in non-Western medicine—has gastroprotective effects and could potentially be used to help manage horses with gastric ulcers.
From impactions and displacements to torsions and foreign material, nutrition plays an important role in both preventing and managing painful abdomens.
With neither rhyme nor reason to colic flare-ups, how can owners best feed horses experiencing recurrent impactions of the large intestine to mitigate their discomfort and minimize their frequency?
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