Truth or Consequences: How equine GI health may be putting your practice at risk…and what to do about it.
Digestive problems in horses are more widespread than you may realize, thanks to the rigors of breeding, training and competition compounded by modern husbandry practices. It’s a real possibility you may be missing clinically significant GI pathologies in your patients–especially in the hindgut.
White Paper: What’s Hot in Equine GI Research
For the health of your clients’ horses and that of your veterinary practice, it’s critical to stay abreast of the latest developments in equine digestive health research. This paper includes highlights from a detailed review of 11 recently published studies with key learnings from each and suggested implications for practice.
White Paper: Rethinking Gastric Ulcer Diagnosis
Veterinary practitioners need a shift in perspective, recognizing that gastric ulceration represents only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger range of GI pathology afflicting performance horses. Download this free white paper to understand current limitations in diagnostics and review new methods for diagnosis for a more complete view of the horse’s GI health and better care for equine patients.
White Paper: Risk and Reward
Significant developments in microbiome research have established that almost all non-genetic diseases originate in—or are affected by—the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and viruses that colonize the GI tract, collectively known as the microbiota, play a crucial role in both health and disease.
White Paper: Enteritis in Horses
A wide range of poorly understood and difficult-to-diagnose intestinal pathologies exist with significant impacts on equine health and performance. This white paper explores the intricacies of diagnosing the specific etiologies contributing to enteritis in horses.
White Paper: The Gut-Hoof Connection
The horse’s hoof and its gastrointestinal tract are both uniquely complex structures important to the animal’s overall wellbeing and performance. In both cases, disease or generally suboptimal health can result in catastrophic consequences. This paper explores the link between digestive health and hoof health, and how good nutrition leads to better health and performance.
White Paper: Equine Gut Health and Surgery
What can be done to optimize the GI health of a horse requiring surgery? The more severe the surgery, the greater the impact on GI health and the more challenging the effort required to restore a healthy GI tract. We have compiled extensive research-based evidence to propose solutions you may find helpful for your practice.
White Paper: The Gut and the Immune System: Partners in Equine Health
The gut lining is only one cell thick, facilitating the absorption of nutrients. However, while the gut is filled with ingested food matter, it is also teeming with microbes that must be kept on the other side of that thin barrier. That’s the job of the immune system. Intriguingly, the immune system has a powerful ally in this task: the microbes themselves. In this article we look at how the microbes in the gut collaborate with the immune system to enhance nutritive uptake while protecting against infection.