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Obesity - the fat horse Owner Factsheet

Much like their human counterparts, many of todays horses are working less and eating more (both in quantity and type of food), and as a result they are becoming fat, as a result obesity is a serious emerging problem in the domestic horse.  Obesity involves serious disease implications as well as the more obvious problem of reduced athletic ability.

Image: Walk on scales

How do I know if my horse is obese?

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Body scoring technique

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Why is it so important that my horse doesn't become obese?

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