Food for Thought

Over millions of years of evolution, all aspects of the digestive systems of herbivores have undergone extensive modifications to be able to convert plant cellulose to energy. The horse is no exception. Specialized teeth & muzzle Horses have evolved with specialized teeth. The premolars and molars are enlarged and have ridged surfaces that act as a grindstone, […]

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All About Gastric Ulcers

The horse’s digestive system has evolved over thousands of years and is not well-suited to the habits of well-meaning humans. Given the small size of the horse’s stomach, it’s essential that it eat small amounts of food frequently, as it is not equipped to handle large amounts of food at once. Ideally, the horse needs […]

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Curious About Colic?

There are many types of colic a horse can suffer from and in the majority of cases, a specific cause may not be identifiable. These cases are referred to as idiopathic and include mild colic, impaction, gas/spasmodic colic. The most common types of non-idiopathic colic (cause known) are enteritis, displacement, torsion, and sand colic. Impaction […]

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