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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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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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Laminitis and Hindgut Acidosis – what you need to know.

Laminitis is one of the great the arch nemeses of horses and their owners… Laminitis can have debilitating long-term effects as a recurrent or chronic condition and, at worst, necessitates euthanasia of an animal in considerable pain. So, it’s no wonder we’re all scared of it! When discussing laminitis, you may often come across the…

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