News & Articles — equine digestive system

An Owner’s Guide to Horse Gut Sounds

September, 2020 \ by Casie Bazay

For as strong and stoic as horses are, their GI systems seem somewhat delicate. After all, it doesn’t take much to cause a problem in that department. Colic, diarrhea, hindgut...

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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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When Something is Off: First Signs of Colic in Horses

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

Key Points: Colic is a general term for abdominal pain that can result from any number of things. Subtle symptoms of colic in horses include flank watching, stretching out as...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Probiotics for Horses

January, 2020 \ by Robo Hendrickson

I’m here today to share the answers to some common questions we are asked on a regular basis about probiotics and their health benefits. Probiotics are becoming very popular in...

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How Tiny Bugs Rule The World (and your Horse’s Digestive System)

December, 2019 \ by Robo Hendrickson

I don’t recall if I was more curious than shocked the first time I heard about tiny bugs living on our eyelashes. Mickey Higgins’ dad worked at a lab in...

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