Got Overweight Horses? Download Equine Obesity Information from KERBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · December 26, 2014
Equine veterinarians are seeing more overweight horses every year, and horse owners struggle to change feeding and exercise programs in an attempt to slim down their obese equines.
Fat horses have increased strain on their joints, tend to overheat when exercised, and are more difficult to breed than their thinner herdmates. Why are these horses overweight, and what strategies are the most helpful in managing equine obesity?