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Gut flora balance is particularly delicate in the horse. Colic is one of the most common diseases in the horse. As such, it is important to know what causes it, the various aggravating factors, and how to avoid it.
Colic (intestinal spasms) can have various causes:
Aggravating factors: weather conditions (sudden changes in temperature, stormy weather, etc.).
Ask your veterinary surgeon and specialist technician for advice.
Give your horse sufficient amounts of forage (1-1.5% of your horse’s body weight). Give concentrate feed in several feeds of no more than 2 kg each. Whenever possible, allow grazing and moments of freedom as confinement increases the risk of gastric problems. Provide plenty of clean water, avoid leaving your horse without food for long periods of time, and ensure there is always forage available.
One of the main features of Royal Horse feed is that the products in the different feed ranges are supplemented with MOS (Mannan-oligosaccharides) prebiotics which bio-regulate gut flora promoting intestinal transit.