Screening for Gastrointestinal Tract Conditions

by Emma Hardy, PhD, R. Anim. Technol (Cert) THE work of the para professional is crucial in maintaining the ongoing health of the horse, ensuring that all systems are working correctly and in balance. While physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors are typically focused on muscular/skeletal issues, the digestive health of the horse is worth their consideration, given the potential impact of the latter on the former. Gastrointestinal Tract health problems aren’t always easy to spot It is an unfortunate dilemma that the lifestyle required for performance can be a significant departure from how the horse has evolved to live. The often-unavoidable...

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