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Part Two “The stress factors for Horse Digestion” with Dr Leanne Begg BVSc DipVetClinStud MS MACVSc Dip ACVIM

Managing the Equine Gut for Optimal Health and Performance: PART TWO. In this episode “The stress factors for Horse Digestion” Dr Begg takes us into some of the factors that can lead to inflammation, ulceration and what can leave the horses stomach vulnerable to acid exposure. When it comes to the gut health of your…

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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 using…

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Inflammatory Airway Disease & Racehorses

To perform at their best, racehorses need a properly functioning respiratory tract to allow oxygen to reach the lungs and fuel their activity. But respiratory issues are among the most common ailments diagnosed in these equine athletes. In particular, inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is an important cause of allergic lower airway disease. What are the…

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