Scientific Studies

Restricting grazing for overweight and grass affected horses

Access comprehensive strategies and practical advice on grazing management for horses. This guide provides detailed information on controlling forage intake and maintaining horse health through methods like grazing muzzles, hay feeding, and track systems. Tailored for horse owners, it includes expert insights on pasture management, forage control, and dietary supplementation to ensure the well-being of your horses.

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Why does eating grass make my horse irritable?

My name is Dr Rosemary Waring. I have spent my career as a toxicologist. I have a particular interest in digestion and the chemicals produced by the gut microbiome – when this complex mix of bacteria, viruses and fungi goes off-balance, a variety of toxic compounds are produced and these can lead to illness or poor functioning.

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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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Investigation into horse reactivity when supplementing with EquiNectar

By Dr Rosemary Waring Chief Science Officer / Tharos Co-Founder Investigation into horse reactivity when supplementing with EquiNectar 01 Introduction In the fascinating world of equine science, understanding a horse’s behaviour and reactivity is important. As part of our ongoing commitment to this field, we collaborated with a prestigious equine college to investigate the effects

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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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Caring for Underweight Horses: Tips and Strategies

Caring for Underweight Horses: Tips and Strategies Caring for underweight horses can be difficult because the horse needs a combination of dietary and management strategies to gain weight and stay healthy. A horse may be underweight for many reasons, such as not getting enough calories, being stressed or in pain, or having a disease. In

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