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Gut Risks Related to Use of NSAIDs in Horses Confirmed By Texas A and M Study

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Dr. Canaan Whitfield-Cargile and colleagues from Texas A & M and Baylor University recently conducted the largest study to date examining the effects of NSAIDs on the gut health of horses. WHAT ARE NSAIDs? NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs commonly used to treat pain and inflammation in both animals and people. But, gastrointestinal problems have been linked to NSAID use, and it was thought this might be due to the drugs causing an imbalance in the healthy bacteria that lives in the gut – a condition called dysbiosis. In horses, dysbiosis can cause serious problems such as colic, toxicity, protein...

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