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EQUINE STAR FOCUS: The stunning Braggo S

Meet the EQUITANA People’s Choice reigning champion, the stunning Braggo S. Terarossa Lodge Friesian stallion, Braggo S was imported to Australia in 2013 and is a Ster stallion with a KFPS breeding permit. At Equitana 2014 the stunning Braggo S stole the show. He was not only selected to be in the Dressage Masterclass and a Private “one on…

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You might be surprised to hear that the powerhouse of the horse’s digestive system is THE HINDGUT!

Hindgut quick fact update. The hindgut consists of the caecum, large colon, small colon and rectum and houses trillions of microbes (yep, you read that right!) that produce enzymes to breakdown (ferment) plant fibre and provide your horse with energy in the form of volatile fatty acids (VFAs).   Horses are unable to digest fibre…

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Hindgut Ulcers, Fact or Fake News?

As we continue to become more aware of horse gut health, the topic of “hindgut ulcers” is frequently raised. The horse’s stomach can develop ulcers, so does this mean their colon can as well? First, let’s take a look at what the hindgut is and what it does… The horse’s hindgut comprises the caecum, large…

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