Weight loss in the horse

There are several reasons why a horse can lose weight. Any problem with the teeth, parasites, digestive diseases. In even all the anomalies and ailments due to the age of the horse. Detecting the abnormality is essential to treat it and get you to gain weight.

The veterinarian will be the one indicated to detect the problem for which the horse has had a weight loss for no apparent reason. This will do an examination that will begin with the teeth and will end with an analysis to detect any infection.

It is important for the vet to know if it is periodically dewormed. Because it will be the way to avoid weight loss. Parasites reside in the intestines and absorb the nutrients they need to build muscle and healthy layers of fat.

Checking the teeth will prevent us from encountering problems when chewing. Especially if we talk about horses over ten years old. Check the tongue and cheeks for cuts. Having any problem in the mouth will be an impediment to the horse not being able to eat properly. Even the sores will hurt.

To consider

At least 80% of all horses are believed to have some ulcer at some point in your life. Antacids for horses can temporarily relieve pain, allowing you to feed yourself.

If we give it as food hay and this is not of very good quality it may have a bony appearance and a large stomach. This makes the metabolism not very active and if the horse does not exercise, its appearance will be poorly proportioned.

La Alfalfa is a food that you can not miss in your diet, although in minimal proportions without abusing. The nutrients in alfalfa will increase the horse's activity level and well-being. Corn oil is a good supplement to help you gain weight and look healthier over time.

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