No gut, no horse? Why gut bugs are essential for optimum health and behaviour

with Amber Batson and Jo Hockenhull

We welcomed veterinarian Amber Batson to talk to us about how our horses’ gut health plays a significant role in their overall health and welfare. Amber guided us through the known links between gut health and behaviour and explained what we need to know as owners to optimise gut health in our horses. Jo Hockenhull, animal behaviour and welfare research scientist and EBTA member, joined Amber on the panel to answer questions on the night about the equine gut biome and how this may affect your horse’s health and behaviour.


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