The Link Between Gut Health and Horse Behavior

Do you have a horse in your barn acting grouchy, stressed, or depressed? You’ve probably heard quite a bit lately about the intestinal microbiome, and the idea that “a horse is what he eats.” There is some truth in that, including the microbiome’s effect on behavioral characteristics of a horse. In this volume of Stable Management Extra, Nancy S. Loving, DVM, shares research that explains the connection between a horse’s gut health and his behavior.

  • The link between a healthy gut and horse behavior
  • What supplements help encourage a healthy intestinal microbiome?
  • Strategies to improve your horse’s gut health

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