Tag Archives: weight

Here We Go Again

The advice to feed overweight, insulin and leptin resistant horses free choice hay 24/7 just won’t die.  Even following the suggested limitations on hay of low sugar and WSC with digestible energy no higher than 0.9 Mcal/lb, an easy keeper … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Check List

It won’t be too long before we can switch from cursing cold and snow to mud and shedding hair.  In the meantime there is still a stretch of winter to contend with and it’s a good idea to take stock … Continue reading

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Vanishing Toplines

    Vanishing, or poorly developed, toplines, is a very common complaint of owners.  Successfully addressing it depends on finding the cause. The obvious sign of a poor topline is prominence of the spinal vertebrae along the back.  The tissues … Continue reading

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