KER Provides Downloadable Information on Equine ObesityBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · August 14, 2014
Overweight and obese horses put increased strain on leg joints, may be less successful in breeding programs, and tend to overheat during exercise in warm weather. Horse owners struggle to keep their horses at a suitable weight, but equine veterinarians continue to see more overweight horses every year.
Why are these horses too heavy, and what strategies are the most helpful in managing equine obesity?
The nutritionists and veterinarians at Kentucky Equine Research have put together a ten-page paper on this subject.