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

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Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

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And finally, look for my articles in a variety of local publications and online newsletters, as well as the Horse Journal, where I am the Contributing Nutrition Editor.  


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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Probiotics after antibiotics?

One of my horses was on antibiotics for two weeks. I am wondering if he needs to be fed probiotics to reestablish the good bacteria in his gut? The hoof supplement that I feed (Masters Hoof Blend) includes a probiotic. Would that be sufficient? Thanks, Liz

Where are you from? Massachusetts

How did you locate this forum? Referred

Re: Probiotics after antibiotics?

Hi Liz,

You are wise to ask about this because a potent probiotic, one that contains CFUs in the billions, is very important when a horse has been on antibiotic therapy. The best one that I have have found is Daily Start.
All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, Colorado