About aromero2

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far aromero2 has created 26 blog entries.

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

Poor Topline Evaluation


Problem: Lack of muscle mass over back and loin. Topline evaluation score of B-. Topline Evaluation Score (TES) is an indicator of the amino acid profile of the horse’s diet and his exercise program. The score is a grading scale from A (Ideal) to D (thin along back, loin and croup)

Solution: Brief nutrition review, with […]

Poor Topline Evaluation2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Signs that Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 3



Horses are creatures of habit.  They want to eat at the same time every day. They routinely sleep in the same area of the pasture each night.  Understanding your horse’s normal behavior patterns will aid you in keeping your horse healthy his entire life. When […]

Signs that Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 32017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Signs that Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 2



In our previous newsletter, we covered the basics of what to look for when your horse needs a dental exam.  In the next few letters we will have a series available explaining in more detail the things to look for if your horse is having […]

Signs that Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 22017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Left Sided Nasal Discharge


DSC00526Problem: Left sided nasal discharge. Discharge had an odor and was yellow-green in color. Oral examination revealed a saggital fracxture of the last left upper cheek tooth. The root of this tooth communicates with the sinus, causing a secondary sinusitis. Once the sinus was full of […]

Left Sided Nasal Discharge2017-07-05T14:09:04+00:00