SUCCEED’s own veterinarian Dr. Frank Pellegrini sits down with Horse Girl TV’s Angelea Walkup to discuss equine digestive health. Watch and learn as he explains the importance of equine digestive health and the background and benefits of SUCCEED.
All Horses Are Challenged
Dr. Pellegrini begins with his belief that if your horse is not in the wild, that it faces significant challenges that can affect digestive health. Whether they are in a stall, riding on a trailer, or performing, anything that’s out of the “norm” for a horse’s natural living environment is challenging. Because of this, and the fact that most horses do not get to eat and exercise like they naturally would, the digestive tract is affected and normal digestive health is harder to maintain.
In Dr. Pellegrini’s research, he did approximately 1500 necropsies in 9 years (most vets only do 10 in their entire career). He studies the digestive tract of the horses, giving him extensive knowledge of digestive anatomy and physiology.
SUCCEED was developed to address the issues that occur inside of your horse so that it can perform at its best on the outside. The ingredients support healthy nutrient absorption, and help keep your horse healthy on a daily basis. From the polar lipids in the oat oil, to the beta glucan in the oat flour and MOS in the irradiated dried yeast, Dr. Pellegrini explains that all of the SUCCEED ingredients work together to provide a strong, healthy digestive process.
What Can You Expect Out Of SUCCEED?
Dr. Pellegrini explains that all challenges your horse faces externally ultimately affect the inside of your horse–the digestive tract. What people can expect to see from SUCCEED is a healthy attitude, appearance, and performance. “When an animal gets their proper nutrition and it’s utilized properly by the body, they are able to perform at their optimal level.”
The SUCCEED Fecal Blood Test
Dr. Pellegrini finally introduces the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test that helps veterinarians diagnose digestive health issues. This 15 minute stall-side test takes a simple combination of manure and water to see whether or not your horse has an issue in the hindgut, foregut, or both. Instead of paying for a costly procedure like scoping, Dr. Pellegrini explains that this test will get extremely valuable answers quickly and accurately to help your vet further diagnose your horse.