Help! My horse won’t gain weight!

Is this scenario familiar?: All the horses in your barn look shiny, healthy, and in good flesh—except for one. The contour of his topline is visible, his ribs are obvious, and his coat is on the dull side. No matter how much food is offered, this hard keeper doesn’t easily put on poundage. Helping a hard keeper maintain a healthy weight can be an incredibly frustrating journey for horse owners. In this volume of Stable Management Extra, Nancy S. Loving, DVM, shares her strategies for helping thin horses put on the pounds.

  • How to determine if your horse is too thin
  • Reasons for failure to gain
  • Weight gain strategies

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