Sometimes it’s challenging to keep weight on a horse. A hyperactive horse might burn off too many calories to stay in optimum body condition, while an old broodmare with digestive inefficiency can lose weight during the stress of lactation.
First you need to identify the reason your horse is thin. It’s often a good idea to have a full diagnostic workup by your veterinarian to find out why a horse is losing weight—to make sure there’s not an infection or some type of organ or system failure. Weight loss can be caused by numerous factors including age, poor teeth, ulcers, stress, illness, parasites or overtraining.
This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of ways to help get weight back on these problem horses.
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