My gelding is stalled with minimal hay for much of the day. Should I be concerned about stomach ulcers?
My gelding is slow to eat and has intermittent loose manure. Could this be a hindgut disorder?
Realizing the importance of intestinal microbiome stability in horses, one group of researchers recently assessed the impact of a “diet” on the population of microbes in the large intestine.
According to new research, weaning is one of the most stressful events in a horse’s life.
What is the best way to keep your horse's gastrointestinal tract in tip-top shape?
Keeping the microbiome healthy involves various management strategies, such as offering an appropriate diet, minimizing abrupt changes in diet, and adding various dietary supplements, including prebiotics, probiotics, curcumin, and now possibly kefir, according to some researchers.
Many horsemen believe that diets should be more heavily fortified as horses age in order to make up for losses in digestive efficiency, but new research is challenging this notion.
Horses lose their appetite for a variety of reasons. One lesser-known cause is gastrointestinal discomfort emanating from gastric ulcers and hindgut acidosis.
When should I start my mare on a gastric supplement after she's been on a course of prescription omeprazole?
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.
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