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Bran Mash for Horses: Friend or Foe?

September, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers

I can remember as a kid making a large batch of bran mash filled with carrots and apples for the horses during the barn Christmas party so they could celebrate...

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Is Leaky Gut in Dogs and Horses a Concern?

September, 2020 \ by Casie Bazay

Leaky gut, also known as ‘increased intestinal permeability’, is a newer term in the medical and veterinary world, but it can be defined as cracks or holes in the epithelial...

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Is the Microbiome Related to Ulcers in Horses?

September, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers

Did you know that up to 65% of performance horses and even many non-performance horses are affected by ulcers? (1,2).  These can be extremely painful for the horse and can...

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The Many Faces of Horse Colic: From Enteroliths to Twisted Intestines

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Takeaways: Causes of horse abdominal pain range from intestinal twists to blockages to infections. The equine GI tract is large and complex and suspended within the abdomen from single...

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Natural Remedies for Colic in Horses

September, 2020 \ by Casie Bazay Collaborator

Mineral Oil, Baking Soda, and Beer, Oh My! Dealing with equine colic is never fun, but if you have horses, chances are, you’ll experience it at some point. Excluding old...

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Colicky Horse? Take These Steps First

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Takeaways Walk the low-grade colicking horse Call the vet ASAP  Assess the horse’s manure Withhold feed or offer small meals only Offer water and electrolytes Should You Walk a...

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