Digestive System


Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More


Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More


Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More


Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More


Foreign Object Consumption

October 28, 2015

My stallion ate a piece of netting off a roll of hay. Will it pass through his system? ... Read More


2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More


High-Starch Diets' Effects on Stress Response in Horses

October 19, 2015

Increased vigilant behavior was correlated with intestinal microbial disturbances induced by a high-starch diet.... Read More


Prebiotics and Probiotics

October 15, 2015

Prebiotics and probiotics are dietary supplements for horses to help prevent or treat certain illnesses.... Read More


Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input for surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More


Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More


The Risk of Using Compounded Drugs to Treat Ulcers

August 31, 2015

Find out from Dr. Frank Andrews why you should avoid using compounded omeprazole to treat your horse's gastric ulcers.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More


How Do I Treat My Horse's Gastric Ulcers on a Budget?

August 24, 2015

Dr. Frank Andrews offers suggestions for diagnosing and treating equine gastric ulcers on a budget.... Read More


Colic: First Things First

August 14, 2015

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. ... Read More


Gastric Ulcers in Polo Horses: Prevalence and Risk Factors

August 13, 2015

Researchers found that 69% and 54% of polo ponies examined had glandular and squamous ulcers, respectively.... Read More


Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More


Antimicrobials' Effects on Horses' Intestinal Microbes

June 20, 2015

Researchers found significant changes following the administration of three common antimicrobial medications.... Read More


Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More


How Common are Equine Gastric Ulcers?

June 15, 2015

Dr. Frank Andrews shares insight into how likely a horse is to have gastric ulcers. His answer might surprise you.... Read More


Colic Surgery: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

June 12, 2015

While vets have made progress in improving colic surgery in the past 40 years, there are still improvements to be made.... Read More


Blister Beetle Basics

June 08, 2015

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More


10 Gastric Ulcer Resources on TheHorse.com

May 28, 2015

Here's a selection of content to help prepare you to manage these common but pesky problem spots.... Read More