About Hannah Godfrey

Hannah Godfrey is a Master's degree candidate at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in Companion Animal Nutrition. She is planning to continue her education in companion animal nutrition with a PhD at the University of Guelph. Her passion for nutrition extends to the use of supplements and nutraceuticals for the improvement of companion animal health, with a focus on obesity prevention and treatment. Hannah has had the opportunity to work with both companion and farm animals and is a pet owner herself to two purr-fect cats.

Minerals for Horses: Requirements, Roles, Deficiency & Supplements

By |2021-07-28T09:34:17-05:00July 28th, 2021|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Adequate mineral intake in your horse’s diet is essential for overall well-being and function. Minerals play important roles in supporting tissue structure, enzyme reactions, energy metabolism, and maintaining electrolyte balance. Mineral deficiencies can contribute to poor hoof and coat quality, joint issues, metabolic concerns, and growth issues. Excess intake of minerals can also cause health issues.

25 Potential Reasons Why Your Horse Has Diarrhea [List]

By |2021-07-21T14:25:29-05:00July 21st, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health|

Diarrhea is a common problem in horses as it can be a result of many different causes. [1] It is typically a sign of infection or dysbiosis in the hindgut. Diarrhea is defined as the excessive and frequent defection of loose or liquid stool. It can result in imbalanced electrolyte levels and impaired water absorption throughout the intestine.

Top 15 Equine Supplements for Digestive Health [Research Review]

By |2021-06-21T21:15:24-05:00June 21st, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health|

Maintaining your horse's digestive health is integral to maintaining their overall health. Digestive issues such as colic, ulcers, and hindgut acidosis are some of the most commonly diagnosed health conditions in horses. Learn about research-backed digestive health supplements that can help your horse.

Squamous vs Glandular Ulcers in Horses: What’s the Difference?

By |2021-06-14T12:15:54-05:00June 10th, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health|

What’s the difference between squamous ulcers and glandular ulcers in horses? Different types of stomach ulcers in horses are commonly described as the general diagnosis of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). However, new research suggests it is better to refer to gastric ulcers as two different syndromes depending on the location of ulceration.

How to Feed an Ulcer-Prone Horse [12-Step Guide]

By |2021-06-14T12:18:51-05:00June 6th, 2021|Gut Health|

Nutrition and feeding play an integral role in the prevention of equine ulcers. Ulcer-prone horses can benefit greatly from a feeding program that supports gut health and supports the horse's natural defences against ulcers. Equine ulcers are painful sores or lesions that develop along the digestive tract lining. They can cause poor performance, aggression, and girthiness in your horse. Forage type, meal size, meal composition, and feeding frequency can all impact ulcer risk.