Gut support to combat the stress of Weaning

Gut support to combat the stress of Weaning

It will be no surprise to Thoroughbred breeders when we say that weaning is likely the most stressful event that will occur in a horse's life. During stressful events like weaning, the gut microbiome changes and this may have negative consequences on health. Providing support to the gut may minimise the longer-term impacts of weaning on your foals' development.

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Why great gut health in foals is key to a healthier life

Why great gut health in foals is key to a healthier life

Research from Kentucky suggests that the bacteria colonisation of the foal’s gut occurs in its first 2 weeks of life. By weeks 4 - 6 the foal’s microbiota does not change significantly week to week. So, the first two weeks are crucial in terms of it setting the foal up with ‘good’ bacteria for a healthy gut for life.

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