In recent years, areas of Australia have been hit hard with several natural disasters including serious flooding, and the effects for horses have been truly devastating. We've created a list of feeding tips to help affected horses recover and thrive.
One of the most difficult things to find for your horse in a drought is forage. The problem is, forage is the most important, and therefore the least negotiable item in a horse’s diet. The horse's gut needs forage. Without it, the risk of gastric ulcers, colic, sand or dirt accumulation and other hindgut disturbances like dysbiosis (imbalance of the hindgut bacteria) is high!
Gut health can greatly influence the overall health, performance and behaviour of your horse. There are some very simple changes to make in your horses' diet in drought conditions to make sure your horse maintains its gut health. We've listed them here.