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Charley: 26 yr old Arabian Gelding


Problem:  Progressive weight loss over the past couple of months.

  • Dental Examination: Oral examination revealed that Charley no longer had the ability to effectively grind long stem hay.
  • Nutritional Assessment:
    • Charley’s weight by weight tape: 900 lbs.
    • Body condition score [BCS]: 1+/5 [Ideal: 5/9]
    • Topline Evaluation Score [TES]: D [Ideal: A/D]
  • Plan:
    • Increase the amount […]
Charley: 26 yr old Arabian Gelding2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Aspen, a 30-yr. old Appaloosa


Problem: Progressive weight loss over the past couple of years.

  • Dental Examination: Oral examination was unremarkable. Aspen was missing two upper cheek teeth but there was plenty of chewing surface left for him to continue to graze and grind forage. He is out on pasture 24/7 and gets hay in the winter time.
  • Nutritional Assessment:
Aspen, a 30-yr. old Appaloosa2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Signs That Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 4



All horse owners know their horse very well.  The slightest indication that your horse is not doing well sends out the red flag.  So if you see facial swelling, a one sided nasal discharge with an odor or notice any mouth odor, a dental problem […]

Signs That Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 42017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Overweight Adult Horse


Problem:  Considered an “easy keeper”.  The body condition score is at a 6 of 9 on the Henneke Scale.  Spongy fat deposits behind the shoulder.  Spongy fat deposits at the base of the tail.  Owner concerned with metabolic issues.

Solution:  Analysis of current diet and three month follow up.  Determine what changes must be made to […]

Overweight Adult Horse2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Underweight Young Horse


Problem: Young horse with poor body condition.

Solution: Brief nutritional review. Submit Fecal Egg Count (FEC) for suspect worm overload. Based on FEC findings, it may be necessary to deworm the horse before making changes to the diet. Increase the amount of feed and forage and potentially change the types of both, necessary for a growing […]

Underweight Young Horse2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Underweight Senior Horse


Problem: Weight loss in a senior horse

Solution: Complete oral examination to determine if the horse is still able to chew long stem hay. Analyze current diet. Change ration to a Senior feed to provide fiber needed if the horse can no longer receive from hay. Senior feed also needs to contain enough fat to allow […]

Underweight Senior Horse2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00