Keeping your horse’s gut healthy is key to maintaining your horse’s overall health. Follow these simple steps to a healthy gut (and a happy horse!).
1. Supply unlimited water
Provide an unlimited source of clean, fresh water at all times.
2. Make changes slowly
Make all changes in concentrates, hay and supplements slowly over a week to 10 days to allow the microbial population time to adapt.
3. Provide high-quality fiber
Provide high-quality fiber such as hay or pasture and offer it free choice whenever possible.
4. Feed small, frequent meals
Feed concentrates as small, frequent meals. Do not feed more than 4 pounds of concentrate per meal.
5. Keep a consistent schedule
Microbes become accustomed to “eating” at certain times of the day, so not feeding your horse on time can cause the beneficial microbes to die off.
6. Store feed safely
Keep all feeds and supplements in a horse-proof container or feed room to avoid accidental overeating.
7. Provide mold-free feedstuffs
Never feed tainted or moldy concentrates, hay or supplements.
8. Add a digestive supplement
Supplement your horse with high-quality prebiotics and probiotics daily, particularly during times of stress or after antibiotic use. Probiotics and prebiotics help maintain healthy gut tissues and a robust microbiome.
Challenge: Maintaining a balanced digestive tract and supporting a healthy stomach
Solution: Neigh-Lox® Advanced
- Contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a true probiotic.
- Maintains normal pH levels in the stomach, reducing the risk of ulcers.
- Supports optimal hindgut health and function.
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