gastric ulcers in horses

Be Proactive in Preventing Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Gastric Ulcers in Horses When Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” people hadn’t even discovered gastric ulcers in horses. However, many horse owners now hear the term gastric ulcers more than we want to.  Gastric ulcers are caused by the erosion of the stomach lining due to prolonged […]

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symptoms of gastric ulcers in horses

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcers in Horses  

“Nausea, heartburn, diarrhea. . .” The classic jingle for an antacid reminds us that stomach discomfort is never enjoyable. Imagine what it is like for a horse that cannot tell us when their stomach is upset.  When your horse’s stomach is free of disease and discomfort, it has achieved gastric health, and that is the […]

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forage-only diet for horses

What To Consider When Transitioning to a Forage-only Diet for Horses 

Forage-only Diet for Horses Diet fads come and go, and that is true for our equine companions. In the last year, returning to their heritage and providing forage-based and forage-only diets increased in popularity with horse owners.   Horses are natural grazers, so it makes sense that they would gravitate toward forage. However, there are definite […]

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forage-based diet for horses

The Benefits of a Forage-based Diet for Horses 

Forage-based Diet for Horses Horses were born to be natural grazers. Today, many of our equine friends are given extra love and attention with individually prepared meal twice daily. These are comprised of oats, corn, barley, or any processed feeds.  However, when horses were introduced to America by the Spanish, they survived and thrived on […]

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