4 feeds that your horse should avoid to prevent stomach ulcers!
There is hardly any show horse that never has anything wrong with the stomach. (Possibly use this sentence to start with – Most show horses, at some time, suffer
That's why we want to do them as much good as possible. We are ready to invest in the health of our horses. Not only do we give prescription drugs,
1) An apple a day, keeps the doctor away? Not quite when...
How do you reward your horse if it worked really well today? If your sweetheart is prone to stomach problems, such as a stomach ulcer, you should pay attention to what you reward him with. Apples are a welcome treat on any horse, but a vulnerable "stomach patient" can be very sensitive to apples. The acid contained in the
2) Ginger - why when feeding especially for gastric patients, great caution is required!
For about 15 years, ginger is used in horse feeding. The sharp tuber or the powder obtained from it is said to have an anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect. Especially with Kissing Spines, Hufrollenentzündungen, Spat
3) Alfalfa - it depends on the particle size.
However, Leipzig scientists have recently found in a study that the particle size of alfalfa is important in terms of gastric ulcer.
For this purpose, the horses were fed for 14 days with 1.5 kg alfalfa chips per 100 kg body weight. As a check, the horses had 24 hours grazing after a 16-day wash-out period and were fed with hay. Before and after the two different feeding methods, the horses were each
Therefore, alfalfa, which in itself constitutes a high-quality forage plant for the horse, should preferably be fed as a pellet or extrudate. This is especially true for horses that are preloaded by mechanical engineering (not sure what this means?). Because especially horses, which have a gastric ulcer or are prone to gastric ulcers, have a very sensitive stomach, whose mucous membrane it is particularly important to protect. In addition, it should be noted that the lesions on the gastric mucosa could be cured by the 16-day grazing. This shows that a continuous roughage intake
4) Flaxseed - uncooked not more than 100g a day!
Flaxseed is a popular supplement for stomach patients and horses that are prone to coat change problems. Because of their mucus and fiber content, flax seeds have a positive effect on the digestive tract. The mucilage of linseed clothe the stomach and intestinal walls and have a positive soothing effect on the gastrointestinal mucous membranes. This
The linseed oil contained in
It is therefore recommended to boil the flaxseed before feeding, which on the one hand also has a positive effect on mucus production, but on the other
Unrefined, flaxseed should be fed to the horse to make the valuable ingredients available to the horse. An alternative to the classic dark flaxseed is yellow flaxseed, also known as golden linseed. These contain less glutamic acid containing