Re: Probiotics and cold horses

David Bennett (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 19:51:59 EST

Just an anecdotal comment about this. As with many endurance horses, my
horse tended to get diminished gut sounds as a
ride progressed, generally finishing 50-mile rides with vet scores of B
or C. About a year ago I started dosing him with probiotics before
the ride and each time that I gave him electrolytes. His vet scores on
gut sounds turned into all A's. He also started eating
better during the holds. For whatever reason, it works for us.

Dave Bennett
Chickamauga, Georgia