Nutrition is a key factor in horses’ health and performance. The number and type of calories each horse needs are impacted by its individual physiology and athletic demands.
Dr. Renier encourages taking an overview of each horse’s diet as part of the annual wellness evaluation. Understanding the content of the forages and feeds offered as well as the athletic and medical needs of each horse provides the foundation for this discussion. Supplements and other nutraceuticals should be selected in the context of the horse’s core diet.