Equine Gut Microbiome

Why February is ideal to add EquiNectar to your horse’s routine

Initiating EquiNectar supplementation in February is a strategic measure, rooted in the understanding that the equine gut microbiome requires a period of 4-6 weeks to optimally adjust to dietary changes. This adjustment period is crucial as it aligns with the anticipated arrival of spring grass, which is typically high in fructans.

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Pros and cons of feeding haylage

Haylage for Horses: An In-Depth Guide

Haylage is a specially prepared forage with a high dry matter content of over 40%, making it a preferred choice for horses as well as various farm livestock. Its production focuses on achieving a minimal dry matter content to ensure a lower reliance on fermentation for preservation, thus minimising the risk of Clostridia contamination.

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Wet weather and flooded fields: Adjusting to Changes in Grazing and Diet

Wet weather in the UK poses several challenges for horse owners, primarily in terms of managing their horses’ diet and routine. Understanding the impact of these changes on equine gut health is crucial. Supplements like EquiNectar can play a supportive role in easing these transitions and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.

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EquiNectar’s Enzymes Tackle Toxins

Dr. Rosemary Waring is a renowned expert in equine health and a co-founder of EquiNectar, a leading company dedicated to improving horse nutrition and digestive health. With a background in veterinary science and extensive research in equine nutrition, Dr. Waring has made significant contributions to our understanding of endotoxins and their impact on horses. Her expertise and dedication to equine health have made her a respected authority in the field. Here we present answers to questions about endotoxins and hindgut disease.

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The Hidden Battle: Understanding Hindgut Disease in Horses

The health of a horse’s digestive system is critical in the broad field of equestrian care. Although it is not visible, the hindgut is an important part of this system and can have a major impact on a horse’s performance, attitude, and general health when it is ill. Maintaining the balance of the gut microbiome is essential for hindgut health. This article will discuss the causes, signs, and effects of hindgut disease as well as the importance of the microbiome to a horse’s general health.

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The Impact of Summer Rainfall on Horse Digestion: Understanding the Risks and Changes

The United Kingdom’s recent weather patterns, characterised by substantial rainfall followed by abundant sunshine, have led to a surge in grass growth. This rapid growth, while seemingly beneficial, has had unexpected consequences on the equine population, causing bloating and, in extreme cases, colic in horses. This article aims to shed light on the risks and changes to a horse’s digestion related to this accelerated grass growth.

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Ulcers or Hindgut Disease? Unravelling the Similarities and Differences

As horse owners, we’re all too familiar with the threat of gastric ulcers. These painful lesions, affecting the lining of the horse’s stomach, have been a topic of concern within the equestrian community for years. However, there’s another condition that often flies under the radar but is equally significant – hindgut disease.

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