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Probiotics; Are they necessary?

Probiotics are common in today’s equine industry and human health.  They are heavily marketed for supporting gastrointestinal health on many levels.  Are they truly beneficial to the horse, or is all hype?There are many types of probiotics promoted in various products, but unfortunately, they are all lumped together and promoted as being beneficial, which can further muddy the waters. So how do you know if you need to use them and if so, what types are most beneficial? The answer to this question lies not only within research but also through clinical experience.   (more…)

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