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Hindgut acidosis in horses

You’ve most likely heard of the ‘low-starch’ trend in horse feeds, but what are the health reasons and benefits behind this trend? Many health disorders, such as laminitis and colic, are associated with hindgut acidosis which results from a starch overload in the digestive system. Hindgut acidosis is an excessive acidity in the horse’s hindgut, […]

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Diagnostic and Treatment of Gastric Ulcers

[Video] Diagnostic and Treatment of Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Join Dr. Ross Teitzel a renowned Equine Veterinarian based in Melbourne, Victoria, talking about the common disorder of gastric ulcers in horses. Dr. Ross Teitzel will give you a brief outline of the condition including some great animation to easily visualize what actually is going on within the horses stomach, the causes, how to treat […]

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Ulcers in horses: Why and what to do?

Endoscopic procedure reveals nearly 90 per cent of examined racehorses and up to 60 per cent of performance horses have gastric ulcers. Many trainers discuss with their veterinarian or nutritionist that their horses are just not performing, not eating up and just don’t look right. The problem, pure and simple, could be gastric ulcers. The […]

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