There are a few basics to encouraging weight gain in your horse. Providing plenty of quality forage, deworming properly, and eliminating any medical or dental issues are all important. But what if all of these things are covered, and your horse is still underweight? Try these easy additions to the diet, and watch the pounds pack on!
Here are a few feedstuffs you can add to the diet in small amounts to encourage weight gain:
As with any new addition to the diet, add any of these gradually - 1/4 cup for week , then add an additional 1/4 cup per week until at the recommended amount.
If your horse develops loose manure, that usually means there is too much fat in the diet - reduce the amount of the above feedstuff you are giving.
Give one of these feedstuffs a try, and watch your horse go from bony to plump!
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