What Leads to Hindgut Acidosis in Horses?
What is Hindgust Acidosis?
When undigested starch and sugars reaches the hindgut, the microbial fermentation process in the cecum produces a higher level of lactic acid. This creates a more acidic environment in the hindgut (lowering the pH), resulting in the state known as hindgut acidosis.
Risks Related to Hindgut Acidosis
Reduce Your Horse’s Risk for Hindgut Acidosis
- Plenty of turnout
- Constant access to quality grazing or forage
- Small grain meals fed multiple times a day