Prebiotics and Probiotics
- By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
- May 07, 2014
Nutritional supplements are extremely popular among horse owners, and those designed for digestion are the second most commonly administered type behind joint supplements.
Despite the similarity in their names, prebiotics and probiotics are not just two different forms of a similar supplement. They are actually two completely different types of supplements with unique mechanisms of action. In the simplest terms, probiotics are “good” microbes and bacteria, and prebiotics are the foods that feed those good microbes and bacteria.
This free report provides the hands-on horse owner and caretaker with an overview of prebiotic and probiotic nutritional supplements that are given to horses with gastrointestinal concerns.
- Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate
- Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses
- Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained
- Effects of Food Deprivation on Horses' Cardiac Function
- Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction
- Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)
- Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)
- The Equine Digestive Tract and How it Relates to Colic
- Disease Prevalence in Older Horses Examined
- Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease