Prebiotics For Horses May Do More Harm Than Good

Prebiotics are only able to help stabilize the intestinal flora of horses to a limited degree, a German study has found. That’s because before they can reach the intestines, they partially break down in the animals’ stomachs, which can lead to inflammation of the stomach lining. Prebiotics are often added to horse feed in order to stabilize the horse’s health. They are indigestible fibers that can stimulate the growth and activity of certain beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. 

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