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Kentucky Performance Products: 8 Easy Tips To Keep Your Horse’s Gut Healthy

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Keeping your horse’s gut healthy is key to maintaining your horse’s overall health. Follow these simple steps to a healthy gut (and a happy horse!).

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1. Supply unlimited water
Provide an unlimited source of clean, fresh water at all times.

2. Make changes slowly
Make all changes in concentrates, hay and supplements slowly over a week to 10 days to allow the microbial population time to adapt.

3. Provide high-quality fi­ber
Provide high-quality ­fiber such as hay or pasture and offer it free choice whenever possible.

4. Feed small, frequent meals
Feed concentrates as small, frequent meals. Do not feed more than 4 pounds of concentrate per meal.

5. Keep a consistent schedule
Microbes become accustomed to “eating” at certain times of the day, so not feeding your horse on time can cause the bene­ficial microbes to die off.

6. Store feed safely
Keep all feeds and supplements in a horse-proof container or feed room to avoid accidental overeating.

7. Provide mold-free feedstuffs
Never feed tainted or moldy concentrates, hay or supplements.

8. Add a digestive supplement
Supplement your horse with high-quality prebiotics and probiotics daily, particularly during times of stress or after antibiotic use. Probiotics and prebiotics help maintain healthy gut tissues and a robust microbiome.

Challenge: Maintaining a balanced digestive tract and supporting a healthy stomach

Solution: Neigh-Lox® Advanced

  • Contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a true probiotic.
  • Maintains normal pH levels in the stomach, reducing the risk of ulcers.
  • Supports optimal hindgut health and function.

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