Tag Archives: probiotic

Hard Keepers

Overweight horses are grabbing all the headlines but horses that tend to be very thin can also be a major headache for their owners.  While obesity is clearly to be avoided, there is such a thing as too thin. Photo:  … Continue reading

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Equine Probiotics – Where Are We Now?

The World Health Organization definition of probiotic is a live organism which, when consumed in sufficient amount, confers a health benefit The microbiome is the microorganisms inhabiting a specific environment, like the gut. The number, complexity and diversity of organisms … Continue reading

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Fine Tuning Winter Feeding

Plenty is written every year about the basics of winter feeding, including: Lots of hay/fiber Increase calories to compensate for energy lost staying warm Feed salt Constant water at a comfortable temperature for drinking These things are critically important for … Continue reading

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The Skinny Older Horse

Impending winter weather and loss of good pasture make all owners of thin senior horses anxious.  Some things to consider when a horse is underweight span all age groups, but seniors have additional considerations. Transverse ridges on the chewing surface … Continue reading

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A is for Arabinogalactan

Arabinogalactan, a form of fiber usually isolated from the bark of the Larch tree, has well documented prebiotic effects on probiotic organisms within the digestive tract. Arabinogalactan also has a stimulatory effect on GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue).  Read more on GALT … Continue reading

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