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Equine Digestive Health

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Considering colic is the number one killer of horses, it’s no surprise gastrointestinal (GI) tract problems are common in the species. In this live event, our experts answer your questions about digestion, the GI tract, gut health, and ulcers.

About the Experts

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, is a professor of equine surgery and gastroenterology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His research interest is gastrointestinal physiology in horses, studying the mechanisms of injury and repair in the gut with the clinical outlook of enhancing recovery of horses with colic.

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is a member of the Merial Veterinary Professional Services team. He has expertise in performance horse medicine and has teaching experience at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced in Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, and Illinois. He earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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