Obesity can severely affect your horse’s health and, as a horse owner, you play an important role in controlling your equine companion’s weight. Sound nutrition management, a regular exercise program and veterinary care are key to keeping your horse fit and healthy. However, maintaining the ideal weight is not always easy (humans should know).
When implementing a weight-loss program for the overweight horse, remember the importance of doing it gradually and under the supervision of an equine veterinarian; below are some tips that can help you get started. Be sure to schedule regular check-ups with your horse doctor, especially during the weight reduction process!
As always, for more information about caring for the obese horse, ask your equine veterinarian or visit our website at www.aaep.org.