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Can Butyrate Supplements Fix Free Fecal Water Syndrome?

The interactions between the horse’s body and the estimated quadrillion organisms in the intestinal tract is incredibly complex and we are light years away from really understanding it. With Free Fecal Water Syndrome, the horse has normally formed manure but … Continue reading

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Free Fecal Water Syndrome

  It’s as unappealing as it sounds. The horse has normally formed manure but passes extra brown water along with it, staining the tail and hindquarters. This is different from diarrhea, where the frequency of passing manure is increased and/or … Continue reading

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Fecal Transplants For Animals

Yes, it’s what you think it is!  Receiving fecal material from a healthy donor is in the news for people these days. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929664618305552?via%3Dihub [click on “download PDF” to get the complete article].  It has been approved by the FDA as … Continue reading

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Exercise and Gut Health in the Heat

From trail riding to endurance, lessons to racing, exercise in the heat has effects on the digestive tract. Intensity of work is related to how much heat is generated during exercise but intensity is relative. Activity easily handled by a … Continue reading

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The Magic of Colostrum

Foaling season is upon us and everyone realizes the lifesaving importance of mare’s colostrum in transferring disease-protecting antibodies to the new foal but colostrum does much more than this. For For example, colostrum contains a hexasaccharide that inhibits gram negative … Continue reading

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Immune Function

The immune system is truly an army, with Infantry, Special Forces and even an Intelligence division. Communications employs tens of thousands of different codes carried on the cytokines which also connect it to each and every organ function of the … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Immune System is the Gut

The function of the immune system is to protect the body from outside organisms and substances that may harm it.  It should be no surprise then that mucus membranes lining all the portals of the body open to the world … Continue reading

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