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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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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Do you have a dehydrated horse? Yes, this matters all year long

September, 2020 \ by Brittany Silvers Collaborator

A dehydrated horse can be a major concern of horse owners during all months of the year. Dehydration occurs when a horse loses a substantial amount of water from the...

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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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