News — Probiotics for horses
To understand how we can feed horses to help prevent and heal ulcers, it is important to understand where and why they appear. Ask the Expert: Elisabeth Chizek, Equine Nutritionist.
Horses can be resilient creatures, but they are hardly designed for life on the highway. For competitive equestrians, there’s no avoiding travel, nor the stress it places on the horse. Good nutrition and planning will go a long way to keeping your horse healthy and happy during travel.
With so many other things to worry about, gut health might not always be a high-priority issue. But it should be. Gastric ulcers can cause significant discomfort, dramatically impacting performance and potentially triggering significant health issues. Prevention is key, especially among high-risk competition horses.