Prebiotics and Probiotics
- By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
- Dec 20, 2012
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.
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