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Identifying Bacteria Associated with Laminitis and Colic

Sudden increases of starch in the diet frequently result in laminitis and colic due to excessive growth of harmful bacteria. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts hope to identify beneficial bacteria that could prevent the buildup of the harmful bacteria associated with the development of laminitis or colic. If successful, results of this study will lead to improved feed formulations, management practices and treatment methods for affected horses.

Dr. Amy S. Biddle, University of Massachusetts, Pilot Study

Co-sponsor: Central Colorado Quarter Horse Association, Inc.