Every horse owner’s idea of paradise is to see their horse grazing on a lush green field; however, there are a number of serious issues that should be considered prior to allowing grazing on rich grass.
The beneficial effects of colostrum on equine athletic performance are well documented.BC is considered to be a powerful supplement to maintain muscle health and promote optimal increase in muscle mass following exercise.
A subject that is currently receiving a great deal of attention both in the U.S. and abroad is that of feed-borne mold and mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are harmful metabolites which are produced by molds (fungi) which exist in the soil and vegetation such as feed, grains and foraging material.
Leaky Gut, a frequently seen condition which may cause a myriad of clinical signs such as behavioral changes, reduced work performance, bone and joint issues, and skin allergies is what is referred to as leaky gut syndrome (LGS). This syndrome occurs when the cells that make up the lining of the intestinal tract are themselves damaged, or the tight junctions which join the cells together break down.
A common condition which is seen in horses is that of hind gut or colonic ulcers (often referred to as Right Dorsal Colitis). Ulcers develop when the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract thins and the microbiome becomes out of balance.