Leaky Gut Syndrome: Understanding the Connection To Many Equine Challenges
Good nutrition and attention to GI health are the best ways to prevent leaky gut syndrome and heal horses with leaky guts. Sponsored by Kemin Equine.

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Good nutrition and attention to GI health are the best ways to prevent leaky gut syndrome and heal horses with leaky guts. Sponsored by Kemin Equine.

 

About the Experts:

Lance Baumgard

Lance Baumgard, PhD, MS

Lance Baumgard, PhD, MS, grew up on a livestock and row crop farm in southwestern Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from Cornell University. He joined Iowa State University’s animal science department in 2009. Baumgard’s research emphasis has been on the metabolic and endocrine consequences of heat stress in growing and lactating animals. Additionally, he studies how intestinal barrier hyper-permeability contributes to poor animal performance.

Kenneth Kopp

Dr. Kenneth Kopp

Kenneth Kopp, DVM, completed his veterinary education at the University of Missouri and postgraduate work at the University of Georgia. He was the owner for many years of The Missouri Equine Hospital in St. Charles Missouri, where he was the attending veterinarian for the Anheuser Busch Clydesdale Breeding Farm. For the past 25 years, his career has been focused on the animal health industry consulting with feed manufactures, ingredient suppliers, medical device manufacturers and veterinarians domestically and internationally. Currently he is a consulting veterinarian for Kemin Industries.

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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