Leaky Gut in Horses – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

By |2021-09-13T11:04:06-05:00September 13th, 2021|Gut Health|

Leaky gut is a digestive issue that most commonly affects performance horses. It can increase the risk of colic and causes systemic inflammation. It is said that 70% of the horse’s immune system resides in the gut. The horse’s gastrointestinal tract breaks down food and absorbs nutrients while blocking toxins and microbes from entering the body.

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.

How and What to Feed a Horse with Diarrhea [Top 10 Tips]

By |2021-07-18T21:02:15-05:00July 18th, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health|

Dealing with a horse that has diarrhea requires careful attention to their feeding plan and to their daily management. In some cases, diarrhea is a temporary annoyance that resolves itself with minimal intervention. Chronic cases in which diarrhea persists for at least 7 to 14 days can require greater intervention.

Diarrhea Causes in Horses: Risk Factors & Complications

By |2021-07-08T20:13:08-05:00July 8th, 2021|Conditions, Gut Health|

Diarrhea can affect horses of all ages, breeds and sizes, resulting in dehydration, weight loss, poor nutrient absorption or electrolyte imbalance. Diarrhea is described as the increased excretion of liquid or semi-solid feces. Cases of equine diarrhea can range in severity from mild episodes to serious and long-term episodes, which may require veterinary attention.

Mycotoxins in your Horse’s Hay – [Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention]

By |2021-07-07T20:12:38-05:00July 7th, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health, Nutrition|

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxic substances which are produced by mould and fungus in your horse’s hay. Mycotoxins can cause negative effects in horses including colic, gastrointestinal upset, weight loss, feed withdrawal, immune suppression, impaired performance or poor growth.