Equine Gut Microbiome

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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Gut microbiota play a role in performance and welfare of horses – study review

Ben Nedas Chief Commercial Officer Gut microbiota play a role in performance and welfare of horses – study review 01 Introduction In the realm of equine health and performance, the role of gut microbiota has emerged as a significant area of study. The paper titled “Priming for welfare: gut microbiota is associated with equitation conditions

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The Role of the Hindgut in Equine Digestion: A Comprehensive Overview

The digestive system of horses is a biological engineering marvel. It is an intricate and complex network made to draw nutrients from a diet primarily made up of forage. In this article, we will examine the anatomy of the hindgut, as well as its function and the role it plays in the digestive process of horses.

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Supporting a horse’s microbiome with supplements: which option is right for your horse?

There are so many supplements available to horse owners that claim to support the hindgut microbiome. How effective are they? Let’s explore the main types of supplements used and what the scientific literature says.

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Antibiotics and the Equine Microbiome

Antibiotics and the Equine Microbiome

“My horse has been on antibiotics and now has soft droppings and seems a bit bloated, do you think there is a connection?”

To try to answer this, I have looked at the scientific literature to gain an understanding of the research surrounding antibiotics and their impact on the equine microbiome.

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