Tharos News — microbiome

Harry Paul
Horse Microbiome

The Microbiome - what is it and why is it important for horses?

The collection of bacteria, protozoa, viruses and fungi in an animal's gut is known as the microbiome.  It is very complex with over 500 species and strains of bacteria alone, and a total of over a trillion organisms. In humans there are 10 bacterial cells for every human cell. This applies to horses too, where research into the microbiome is showing that it plays a very important part in the overall health of the animal.

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