Horses can also be under stress and their digestive health can be compromised, causing problems like digestive ulcers. Every horse owner should know how to identify potential problems in their horses. One way to prevent health problems in these animals is by making sure that they eat the right kind of stuff. What horses eat is essential to their overall health; in healing and prevention from diseases.
How do you restore your horse’s digestive health?
Many horses suffer from digestive problems that are stress-related. Studies reveal that over 50% of racehorses and show horses develop gastric ulcers. When the acid-base balance of the gut gets disrupted, digestive ulcers may develop. An unhealthy digestive system paves way for equine diseases. It can be a favorable haven for toxins and pathogens, which cause diseases. Therefore, it is important to keep it functioning properly to avoid the latter.
The most important objective of a wellness program for your horse starts with a well-balanced diet. Proper feeding practices with the right type of feed as suggested by your vet and including equine probiotics, pre-biotics and digestive enzymes in the diet can help assure healthy digestion and improve or maintain efficient nutrient absorption. Apart from a balanced nutrition, your horse should have a good set of teeth. Proper dentition is important for proper chewing of feed and for easy digestion.
The gut flora should be kept well-balanced for proper digestion. Those beneficial bugs in your horse’s gut are necessary to help break down the feed for absorption. Any imbalance or deficiency of the normal gut flora can lead to malabsorption, indigestion, and weight loss regardless of how high quality your feed is.
With this knowledge, and if you have not already done so, it is about time you do something to save your horse’s health and improve the function of its digestive system. If your horse has poor digestive health, it is likely to perform poorly as well and it could also develop bad behavior from as a result of an upset stomach.
How can Abler restore Balance in the Horses Gut?
With Abler’s equine probiotics AbActive, you can help ensure that your horse’s digestive system remains fully-functional. AbActive is a granulated formulation that can simply be mixed with your horse’s feed. This probiotic formulation is composed of beneficial bacteria that can supplement the natural flora of the gut. It supports the population of good bacteria so they can do their work in breaking down feed into nutrients that the body needs to absorb.