Equine obesity increases a horse's risk for equine metabolic syndrome, laminitis and insulin resistance. Owners can bring horses back to healthy body condition by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet, while increasing exercise to include daily workouts. That means changing your horse’s diet as soon as he shows significant weight gain. Fat horses are probably consuming three times more than what they need; and even more if their owners are feeding them grain. Putting your horse on a drylot, with access to free-choice hay, is one way to allow him to be outside without the worries of him consuming grass with high sugar content.
This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of obese horses and the risks they face.
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