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digestive tract


Gastric Ulcers

What do we really know about equine gastric ulcers? For horse caretakers and their veterinarians, gastric ulcers are all too familiar, yet not very well understood. Recent research has revealed …

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Keep your horse’s GI tract in balance with probiotics. You’ve probably heard of probiotics, but what are they really? How do they work, and most importantly, what are the benefits? …

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Help stop colic before it starts by implementing these management and feeding practices. The thought of colic can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned horse owner. …

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There are many types of colic, but it seems the main one we often face is impaction colic. To save time and pasture space, we have placed horses in stalls, …

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digestive system

Good nutrition is only healthful if your horse’s digestive system is working properly. Your horse can eat the best diet possible, but if his digestion is faulty, it won’t do …

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probiotics for horses

A healthy gut is the basis for a healthy horse. Here’s how probiotics can help. Dairy products including yogurt or kefir are not meant for horses. Look for horse-specific probiotics …

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a healthy mash for your horse

Creating a balanced nutritional mash for your horse. For years, horse owners and show barns have fed bran mash before a long trip, or after a change in the weather, thinking …

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slow feeding

Free feeding isn’t always the best choice for many horses. This article takes a look at the benefits of slow feeding and feeders. Although free feeding is considered best for …

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forage alternatives

Forage is a staple in any horse’s diet, and the best sources are natural grasses and hay. But if your horse has special needs, here are 8 alternatives for consideration. …

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hay analysis

So you took steps to get your hay crop analyzed. That’s good. But what do the results mean for your horse? Your horse’s hay should be a nice green color, …

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