La eating itself, not that it interferes with Colic in the horse but the intake and preparation of it.
The type and preparation of the food, the state of hygiene, the composition of the ration and the technique in the diet are the essential areas that can be include risk factors regarding the generation of colic.
When the horse ingests the food together with the binding of saliva and crushing food They include in the processes of digestion in the stomach and the passage of ingestion. As is known, balanced food is eaten in a short time and with very little saliva. Feeding with a high proportion of balanced meals is criticized in view of the functioning of the stomach, since there may be a risk of damage to the mucosa; This is currently considered with the recommendation to limit the supply of starch at each intake.
Our critical conditions in the stomach they produce colic that clinically appears during the ingestion of food or shortly after this. The essential critical factors are:
- fast food intake
- little saliva production
- imbalance between load and evacuation
- forced fermentation
- unsatisfactory acidification
- reduced blood circulation coupled with high work intensity
Therefore, the main requirements that must be met in the rations point accordingly to the quantitative and qualitative optimization of the dry forage and starch supply limitation. Enteric nervous system irritation should be discussed on potential factors due to dysbacteriosis or high ingestion of bacteria and fungi with forage.
In general, all sections of the gastrointestinal tract the rations with little fiber and rich in starch, as well as those cellular structures of carbohydrates that are difficult to digest, are factors that promote colic in the horse.
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