Equine Anaerobic Fungi featured at EEHNC

The importance of anaerobic fungi to equines was outlined to an audience of internationally recognised specialists in nutrition, veterinary scientists, veterinarians, industry representatives and equine professionals at the recent 9th European Equine Health and Nutrition Congress: Small Things, Utrecht, Netherlands.

As part of the microbiome, but often overlooked, the equine anaerobic fungi are of central importance to dietary fibre break down. Dr Joan Edwards (Wageningen University & Research) highlighted the latest understanding of the function of anaerobic fungi and how this can be used to optimize the digestive environment. This could also lead to future developments of pro-biotics which improve fibre degradation.