Equine Health Starts in the Digestive Tract
The digestive tract of the horse is designed to support a very specific lifestyle — grazing freely in herds for up to 18 hours of the day. This lifestyle includes a few basic characteristics that relate to the GI tract:
- A diet of primarily grass
- Low stress
- Low energy requirements
This is definitely not the lifestyle of modern performance horses, and even many of today’s leisure horses. Demands on time, resources, and individual horses’ requirements, leave them stalled for all or parts of the day, perhaps receiving only two or three meals per day, and exercising rigorously. Even if your horse looks healthy, this lifestyle can mean its digestive health is not getting the support it needs.
Outward Signs of Equine Digestive Health
Because horses can’t tell us when something’s wrong, we learn to watch for behavioral clues. External signs that can relate to underlying GI health can include:
- Ability to maintain weight
- Ease of bending, collecting or extending
- Sensitivity to touch or girthiness
In fact, when a horse is healthy on the inside, you see signs of good health on the outside:
- No signs of discomfort, especially
in the belly
- Manure is solid and clear of grain
- Horse does not favor one side, can easily bend to both sides
- Eats well – not off its feed
- Blood work is normal, reflecting a
Too often, we wait until outward signs spell trouble and we have to call our vet in. This cycle can continue unless you can help your horse maintain good digestive health all the time. By addressing the root issue of digestive health – feeding and management – you can break this cycle and keep a healthy, happy horse from the inside out.
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