Do horses actually need supplements?

Do horses actually need supplements?

Every horse, whether it be a pasture pet or Olympic athlete needs a complete, balanced diet to meet their nutritional requirements. A varied, balanced diet also results in a healthy microbiome in the hind gut of the horse, which can produce a number the building blocks horses need to be healthy - such as Volatile Fatty Acids, Vitamins, and Amino Acids. 

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5 Warning Signs Your Horse May Be in Pain - And how to Help

5 Warning Signs Your Horse May Be in Pain - And how to Help

As a horse owner, there’s nothing worse than seeing your horse in pain. Even worse, your horse can be in pain without you realising anything is wrong, meaning they live through each day quietly dealing with constant pain. Here are five warning signs that indicate your horse may be suffering pain in their gut, and need your help.

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Which digestive and gut health supplement is best for my horse?

Which digestive and gut health supplement is best for my horse?

Digestive EQ and RP are both complete digestive supplements for horses, targeting the entire digestive tract, from the stomach to the hind gut. They are both scientifically formulated equine gut supplements, which were designed in collaboration with equine nutritionists and vets to support enhanced performance and overall health in horses. But they are not the same.

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How your horse’s microbiome can create behaviour you love... or fear.

How your horse’s microbiome can create behaviour you love... or fear.

Learn about the gut-brain axis and how changes to a horse's microbiome can affect behaviour. Discover the many ways stress can affect horses in the course of daily life, how to limit the stresses your horse experiences, and how to protect its microbiome from change. You will be improving your horse’s health and reducing the likelihood of uncharacteristic and unsafe behaviour.

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Equine Prebiotics and post biotics - What's the deal?

Equine Prebiotics and post biotics - What's the deal?

Confused about postbiotics and the role they play in your animals gut health? Join us as we examine the role of postbiotics in gut health, and explain how to identify the right gut health support for your animal. Prebiotics, Probiotics, Postbiotics -Learn the different benefits of these for dogs and horses.

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Webinar: Understanding Stress In Horses

Webinar: Understanding Stress In Horses

Research has shown that even the stress caused by events we consider ‘normal’ in a modern horse’s life, like transport, have the ability to alter a horse’s hindgut microbiome, which can result in large disturbances to their overall health. Find out what you can do to help your horse deal with stress.

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Gut Health. What Is It And Why Is It So Important?

Gut Health. What Is It And Why Is It So Important?

As a horse owner, you may see problems like anxious behaviour, girthiness, laminitis, poor performance, loose manure and weight challenges and accept them as ‘normal’ for your horses. But are they? And if they aren’t, what is causing them? 

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Avoiding 3 Common Horse Gut Health Problems in Winter

Avoiding 3 Common Horse Gut Health Problems in Winter

By Dr Nikita Stibbard, BVetSci/VetBio (Hons). If you are having issues relating to your horse's gut health and overall nutrition, Winter is when you will most likely see it most! Here are the three most common equine gut health related problems I see as an equine veterinarian during winter, and how to help your horse.

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Gut Health Problems are the second leading cause of death in horses

Gut Health Problems are the second leading cause of death in horses

The Horse's Gut
That 30m tract of gut does so much more than digest food. It is responsible for your horse’s health and well-being!

It keeps bad things out and good things in by having an intact gut wall protected by a mucosal lining, and when this defence mechanism isn’t working toxins, pathogens and harmful substances can enter through the gut wall and create havoc.

This can lead to life threatening illnesses, poor performance, pain, behaviour change, weight-loss and whole gut inflammation (ouch).

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