Decreasing Risk of Enterolithiasis: Hay Type and Pasture

Too much alfalfa, too little oat and grass hay, and limited access to pasture grazing are important factors that put horses at risk for developing enterolithiasis (intestinal stones). Enteroliths are composed of a crystalline mineral that forms one or more concretions in various regions of the colon. Enteroliths have the potential to cause colic.

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