Friesian Owner Supports Digestive Health with RiteTracBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 2, 2015
Max, a 13-year-old Friesian gelding, has known his fair share of gastrointestinal problems, according to owner Lenore Mannix of Blackrock Farm, Massachusetts.
Max has endured numerous problems: choke, gastric ulceration, stomach impaction, gas colic, low-level intestinal disturbances, weight loss, and nutrient malabsorption. At one point, Max had lost over 400 lb. Not one to dilly-dally with her horse’s health, Mannix got Max the best of care, including expert veterinary oversight by Tufts University on two occasions.
With time and diligent care, Max improved. “Max’s condition proved an enigma, and many magnificent people dedicated themselves to his recovery during both admissions to Tufts,” said Mannix.
During one of his convalescent periods, Mannix discovered RiteTrac, a product developed by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and designed to protect the stomach from ulceration and the hindgut from drastic swings in pH.
“I think RiteTrac has been invaluable in Max’s recovery, and it continues to be a reassurance to me,” she said.