Our Health&Vet department focuses on a popular topic of interest to scientists in recent years as they begin to understand the vast impact the gut microbiome can have on overall health and development in both humans and animals. A microbiome is defined as the collection of genomes of the microorganisms that reside in a specific environment – in this case, the guts of horses and foals.

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