Healthy Gut. Healthy Horse.

Gut health is increasingly synonymous with animal health. The Kemin Gut Health Solutions program encompasses many health priorities, such as nutrient digestion and absorption, gut integrity, immune response and more. Proper gut health leads to the absence, prevention and avoidance of disease – such as Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).

Is Your Horse Under-Performing? Experiencing Behavior Changes? Leaky Gut May Be to Blame.

Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is compromised, allowing harmful pathogens or toxins to cross the intestinal barrier and be absorbed into the bloodstream. A "leak" into the bloodstream will cause intestinal inflammation, resulting in various systemic problems for your horse. These leaks often start slowly, but with time can result in a wide variety of health and performance issues you see every day in your horse:

  • Change in behavior or personality
  • Not performing at previous or expected level
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic or recurrent colic
  • Laminitis
  • And more

 

What's Causing Leaky Gut?

Common environmental and situational stressors – ranging from pathogens and parasites to hay changes and trailering – can all lead to LGS. Stress can result in damage to the tight junctions of the intestinal lining that are an important barrier between toxic intestinal contents and the bloodstream.

 

GI issues are the second-leading cause of death in horses

 

Preventing Leaky Gut

The best way to prevent LGS or help to heal a leaky gut is through good nutrition and attention to gut health. Feeding nutrients that support gut health will help mitigate the everyday "slow leak" and improve your horse's health and wellbeing.

Kemin has been a proactive leader within the gut health industry. But using decades of scientific research, thorough testing and customer feedback, Kemin created its multi-faceted Gut Health Triple Check approach to provide a broad platform of solutions that CLEAN UP contaminants in feed and water, BUILD UP intestinal strength and immune system to reduce LGS, and KNOCK OUT harmful pathogens for a healthier horse, including:

  • ButiPEARL Z EQ: A combined organic acid and nutrient that promotes intestinal barrier strength
  • CLOSTAT®: Contains PB6, a naturally-occurring probiotic that inhibits pathogen growth and restores microbial balance
  • Aleta: A 1,3-beta glucan that supports immune function

Resources

Equine Wellness: Equine Leaky Gut Syndrome – Part 1

 

Michael I. Lindinger

 

 

 

 

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Equine Wellness: Equine Leaky Gut Syndrome – Nutrients for a Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract

 

Michael I. Lindinger

 

 

 

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Equine Wellness: Equine Leaky Gut Syndrome – Part 3

 

Michael I. Lindinger

 

 

 

 

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Equine Gastrointestinal Research Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Equine Gut Health Triple Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leaky Gut Syndrome – Symptoms, Causes and Preventions

 

 

 

 

 

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The Horse: It's All Connected

 

Nancy S. Loving, DVM

 

 

 

 

 

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