Microbiome: From Lab to Stable

Presented as part of the KEMTalk Series on June 22, 2018, by Dr. Bill Vandergrift, Equine Nutrition Consultant and CEO of EquiVision.

 

Dr. Bill Vandergrift, CEO of EquiVision, is a consulting equine nutritionist working with feed companies, along with breeders, trainers and riders, on a national and international level. In the process of consulting with top breeders and international riders, Dr. Vandergrift formulated unique nutritional supplements to help individual horses and breeders achieve optimal performance.

Q&A Breakout

Question 1: Are equine fecal assays of microbiome of value to predict that an individual is at risk to a GI upset?

 

Question 2: Is it true that probiotics are not reproductively active in the gut, but metabolically active to influence microbiome (and this is why daily feeding of probiotics is needed)?

 

Question 3: How much dietary fat intake is "too much"? Should probiotics always be used with a "high fat" feed?

 

Question 4: Do you have a reference or publication that speaks to an increase in LPS production in horses consuming higher fat diets?

 

Question 5: Could repeated low grade leaky gut episodes be the early trigger that starts the metabolic syndrome and IR cascade?

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