How to Feed Performance Horses for Optimal Digestive Health

Kelly Vineyard , M.S., Ph.D.

Senior Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions

Dr. Kelly Vineyard, Purina PhD Nutritionist, presented this paper in the Feeding for Fitness How-to Session at the 2020 AAEP Annual Convention. It outlines specific nutrition and feeding management guidelines to promote optimal digestive health, and specially addresses common gastrointestinal conditions experienced by performance horses including gastric ulcers, chronic colic, inflammation of the intestinal tract, and hindgut dysfunction.

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