Diarrhoea in Horses and the benefits of Protexin
By Hannah Dyball
Horses are non-ruminant animals with a relatively simple digestive system. On a basic level, ‘non-ruminant’ means the equine stomach consists of one digestive chamber, as opposed to four which can be found in livestock animals such as domestic cattle, sheep and deer. Ruminant animals can digest (and re-digest) large amounts of low-grade food (i.e. grass) and extract optimal nutrition from it.