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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Dear Dr. Getty,

Why would any horse need enzymes?


Where are you from? Florida

How did you locate this forum? Surfing the web

Re: enzymes

Hi Sue,

I assume you are referring to digestive enzymes that are added to some products. Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in the horse's small intestine to allow digestion to take place. Additional enzymes are often helpful for horses whose digestive systems are compromised in some way, such as from ulcers, diarrhea, infections, inflammation, long term use of medicines, or just plain old age.

All the best,

Dr. Getty