oa SA Horseman - The key to gut success feeding

Volume 5, Issue 3
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Horses have developed a symbiotic relationship with hundreds of different species of microorganisms which help break down components of the feed, thereby making the food available to both the "bug" and the host animal. A typical horse's digestive system harbours more than 500 distinct species of microorganisms. They are, however, extremely sensitive to changes in pH and any abrupt change in diet will cause a population shift which can lead to disaster.

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