Impaction colic is a common and potentially serious condition in horses, characterised by a blockage in the intestines due to firm, dry masses of feed material. Given the sensitivity of the equine digestive system, understanding and managing this condition is crucial for horse owners.
My instructor suggested I try EquiNectar after various gut supplements, balancers, and pro/prebiotics proved ineffective. Within ten days, Henry was moving forward into upward transitions and offering a contact without discomfort. His stomach has remained stable through seasonal and grass changes, which means he can sustain his workload without needing breaks for everything to settle.
During autumn pasture turnout, particular attention must be given to horses prone to laminitis or suffering from insulin dysregulation. Additionally, due to changes in diet and grass composition, this time period increases the risk of digestive problems like colic and acidosis.
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.
Coach House “Bambi” is an American Few Spot Miniature mare, standing at 7.5 hands (30 inches) and aged 13 years. Bambi fulfils three roles: she pulls carriages for events and drives, visits care homes, schools, and hospices, and, most importantly, brings joy and smiles to people.
The unpredictable nature of the UK weather has taken a toll on horse health this year, with a wet summer and subsequent lush autumn growth exacerbating the risks of hindgut disease. In this article, we delve into how the unusual weather patterns have influenced fructan levels in pastures, the implications for equine hindgut health, and practical strategies for horse owners to mitigate these risks.
Whether it’s thundering across Hyde Park for a royal salute or pulling the guns in precision during a state funeral, the Troop’s impeccably trained horses command admiration. Today, we are overjoyed to announce that The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery has chosen EquiNectar to support the digestion and overall wellbeing of these remarkable horses.
Brief background: Vinnie finished racing in February but was kept in ridden work by his trainers until I bought him in March. When he arrived, he was in amazing condition and still quite muscular. Then one day, when I was girthing him up, he was really agitated and nearly bit me. This was really out of character, so I knew he was trying to tell me he was uncomfortable.