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Why can spring grass cause horse colic and laminitis problems?
Spring grass is a diet change for the horse. It is higher in protein, lower in fiber, higher in sugars, and higher in moisture than hay
or winter grasses. When spring grass is abundant, and horses are eating as much as they can, as fast as they can, the grass may not remain in the small intestine long enough for these nutrients to be completely digested and absorbed. This partially
digested matter spills over into the cecum and colon. The cecum and colon’s beneficial bacteria take time to adjust to diet changes and these rapidly fermenting grasses can lead to bloating (gas), diarrhea and colic. In extreme cases, it can lead to an inflammation of the intestinal wall, which poses a risk for laminitis.
How can Yea-Sacc help with Spring Grass colic and laminitis problems?
Yea-Sacc® is a live yeast culture that can help reduce the risk of horse colic, gas, and laminitis by helping prevent the acidic conditions that spring grass can cause in the large intestine. It stabilizes the gut pH so that the beneficial bacteria can cope better with dietary changes.