Power Star Nutrition

Gut Health & Digestion

Your horse’s gut health affects everything from his temperament to his immune system, so it’s important to make it a priority.

A healthy gut provides the source of energy required for performance, plus it influences immunity, recovery, body condition, hoof health, and even mental focus.

Taking care of a horse’s digestive system may seem complicated, but there are steps you can take to ensure it stays healthy. The key is to focus on the horse’s diet.

Horses have a unique digestive system that thrives on constant movement and grazing. To support their digestion, it’s important to mimic their natural feeding and movement habits. This can be done by providing pasture for them to graze on, hay or haylage, and allowing regular turnout.

Aside from regular turnout, other management practices can promote a horse’s digestive health. These include regular dental care, introducing dietary changes gradually, feeding moistened and chopped food to prevent choking, feeding small and frequent meals, controlling parasites, and considering supplements like Ulzeraide Plus.

It’s also crucial to maintain a healthy hindgut, as this is where beneficial microbes ferment fiber to produce energy. Striking a balance between helpful and harmful microbes in the hindgut is vital for overall gastrointestinal health. By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that your horse’s digestive system functions smoothly.

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