Category Archive for "Digestive Health"

GI tract

An inside look at the Equine GI Microbiome

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Horses carry billions of passengers with whom they have a mutually beneficial relationship. No, they’re not his human riders—they’re the plethora of bacteria that make up his gut microbiome. These bacteria don’t exist in a vacuum, but rather develop cooperative…

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DOES EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME AFFECT GUT MICROBES?

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The horse’s digestive tract houses a unique and diverse microbial population, each species in careful balance with the others to serve specific purposes. Diet, age, and disease status, however, can all negatively affect the microbiota (the microbial population residing in…

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Prebiotics and Probiotics – What are they?

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In short, Probiotics are live or “good” micro-organisms, such as bacteria and yeast. At present, there are no specific equine bacteria approved, as it is still unclear whether bacterial forms of probiotics can survive the acid and enzymes found in the…

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