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.