What Is the Horse’s Gut Microbiome?
Each horse has a unique gut microbiome so it can be difficult to assess your horse’s individual status. Madeline Boast, an independent equine nutritionist based in Canada, explains what signs owners can look for that might indicate if their horse has a healthy gut microbiome.
About the Expert
Madeline Boast completed her master’s in Equine Nutrition at the University of Guelph and started an independent nutrition company known as Balanced Bay. She has worked with a variety of equids—from Miniature Ponies to competing Thoroughbreds. Boast designs customized balanced nutrition plans that prioritize equine well-being, both for optimal performance and solving complex nutritional issues and everything between.
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