Modern horses have a very different lifestyle to that of their ancestors. Even 50 years ago horses led very different lives to the ones today. Horses used to live on the plains in herds and foraging for grass continuously. But, for most of today’s modern horses it is a very different scenario.
Though some horses do still wander about in paddocks many are now housed in stalls and don’t have access to grass all day long. This change in eating pattern is the culprit of much colic. Colic is really a term to describe a horse’s stomach pain. While there are lots of causes of colic a main source is feed.
The horse’s stomach is very unique and in many ways sensitive...Read More