Similar to what is occurring with humans and companion animals, farriers and veterinarians are seeing more overweight horses. In fact, studies have shown as many as 50% of horses are overweight. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
Obesity is an epidemic problem with domesticated horses. Although we most easily attribute the problem to overfeeding concentrates combined with too little exercise, the underlying cause is much less apparent. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
While exercise can sometimes be difficult due to an extreme lack of fitness or laminitis, diet is more important and makes more of a difference. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
Jennifer A. Wrigley, director of nursing for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center Equi-Assist Home Care program, breaks down four important questions to ask when planning a diet for a laminitic horse. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
Less than 2 decades ago, it was thought that all laminitis cases were the same regardless of the cause. Research since has proven that there are key differences in the mechanisms that lead to laminitis in different situations and that there are basically three major forms…
By Devan Catalano and Krishona Martinson, PhD, equine specialists with the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn., confirm that there is a higher risk of laminitis in overweight horses and offer tools to determine if a horse is overweight. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
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