The ‘gut’. Homebase to the immune system, source of digestion and nutrient assimilation. We all know how an upset or disagreeing stomach can drain us of our energy, vitality and overall zeal for certain functions, but did you know that the gut may actually be involved with many clinical diseases and even impact joints, soundness and allergies? It’s true and something we have lightly investigated in a clinical study with horses. The connections have been known for a long time in human research data and there are indications in the equine industry as well, but all to often, we fail to recognize the problem or address it properly.