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Hind Gut Health

I have written on this topic for over a decade but continue to encounter many questions and comments that are based on misinformation. For this discussion I am going to define a normal hind gut as one that is functioning … Continue reading

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The Hind Gut Acidity Bandwagon is Dangerous

It’s the trendy diagnosis.  Hind gut acidity, sometimes used synonymously with hind gut ulcers, is blamed for a staggering array of signs ranging from poor appetite to cracked hooves to right hind lameness and any undesirable behavior trait you can … Continue reading

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Hay Before Grain? The Feeding Order Debate

It’s a discussion that keeps resurfacing.  Should you feed hay before grain, or vice versa.  Should you even worry about it?  What happens? Some say you should feed grain first because the horse knows it’s coming, won’t eat the hay … Continue reading

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Hind Gut Ulcers

It’s difficult to go anywhere online (and probably off) where people are talking about horses without having something come up about hind gut ulcers, symptoms and treatments.  There are even commercial supplements out there, including from companies run by people … Continue reading

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