News & Articles — horse digestive tract

How to feed a horse (the right way!)

December, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers

Key Takeaways: Forage should be the basis of every equine diet; horses require at least 1% of their body weight (BW) in hay everyday.  Concentrate meals should not exceed 0.5%...

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How does the horse digestive system work?

December, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers

Horses are like magical unicorns, and no, not because of their majestic movement and beauty. Horses have a very special digestive system that differs from most other animals on the...

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5 secrets for conditioning your horse

December, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers

Our horses are athletes, there is no question about it. Just like any other athlete they have to be properly conditioned in order to perform optimally. But how do we...

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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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