EquiNectar Team Research

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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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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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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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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Laminitis and the microbiome- what are the links?

Laminitis is a condition seen in animals with hooves, where there is inflammation of the lamella with ultimate failure of the suspensory apparatus of the distal phalanx. Most studies have been on horses although donkeys, goats and bovines may also be affected. Several factors appear to be involved in the development of the condition which

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