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 the diet.  Lower the amount fed to the horse.  Recommend a change to the type of feed being given to the horse by lowering the fat content.  Recommend a grass balancer after receiving a hay analysis.  Encourage owner to increase exercise of the horse to aid in weight loss.

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