Equine Micro Biome Gut Health Test © 2017

Equine Micro Biome Gut Health Test © 2017

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What is the Metagenomic analysis? The bacteria present in your horse’s gut, mouth, skin and other sites in the equine body are often referred to collectively as the equine Microbiome or “second genome”. Composed of more than a 100 trillion microorganisms the equine Microbiome outnumbers the total number of genes by a factor of a hundred to one. This means, for every gene in your horses genome there are 100 bacterial genes. Genomic technology now has the capacity to view this second genome by sequencing specific regions or variable regions in the bacterial genome. It is these variable regions that enable bacteria to be identified down to species level. Each bacterial species has a unique “finger print”. This means that the analysis is similar to a crime scene investigation. If the sequence is detected then that particular bacteria is present in your horse’s gut. The large intestine of the horse is an anaerobic fermentative chamber where fibrolytic bacteria produce short chain fatty acids that account for most of the horse’s energy requirements. Why are the bacteria in your horse’s gut important? Bacteria perform essential functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins. Recent studies have also linked the Microbiome to mood and behaviour via the gut-brain axis, as well as many gut disorders, weight gain and laminitis, eczema, ulcers, diarrhoea and colic .   What will this analysis tell me? The percentage of the types of bacteria in your horses gut. How the bacteria in your horses gut may be affecting overall health and wellbeing. If any known pathogenic bacteria are present. How your horse’s diet is affecting Microbiome. How you can change the landscape of your horse’s gut health using tailor made nutritional intervention specific to your horses requirements If your horses are experiencing health issues Bacteria Diversity Profiling will assist you in understanding some of the causes.   For the first time you will be able to see all of the bacteria that is in your horse’s gut and detect good and bad bacteria. You will be able to use this information to understand how their diet and environment could be affecting their bowel flora and health in general.   Has your horse’s health been poor, has you horse been difficult to increase weight, is your horse lacking in energy, are you confused with just what to feed?   How to order the Equine GUT Microbiome Test Go to http://www.hiform.com.au/genetic-testing/ Click on Order Equine GUT Microbiome Test & Pay for the test A collection kit will be sent to you The sample is sent for testing The Microbiome results are emailed to you and a consultation time will be made that is convenient