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Vet and horse owner talking.Horses are grazing animals and need a regular intake of roughage, which common feeding practices of stabled horses almost always fail to provide. Horses have small stomachs and constantly secrete stomach acids that aren’t neutralized completely through twice-a-day feedings. Acid accumulation may result in the development of stomach ulcers, also known as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome or EGUS.

Severe ulceration of the stomach, caused by excess acidity, can develop rapidly in horses deprived of feed or not consuming feed. Compared with being turned out to pasture, stall confinement alone appears to be an important factor in the development of gastric ulcers in horses. The Stable Grazer automatic hay feeder can help fight the battle against ulcers by feeding frequent, small meals reducing acid build-up in the stomach.

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  • As we browse the internet we repeatedly find articles that support our belief that horses need to be fed smaller meals, more often, to promote good health. The links provided for you below are for your convenience only. We are not suggesting that the authors or owners of these websites in any way, approve of, or endorse Stable Grazer automatic hay feeders.

    It is our goal to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can come to your own conclusion. We believe that as you read through the linked articles below you will begin to see what seems to be a common factor with many of the health issues we have with our horses today. And that is the way in which we feed our horses.

    We will be adding more links as time goes on, so if you're not yet convinced, check back often to see if any new links have been added.