Senior Horse Feed for Weight GainLong-term horse feed for weight gain
In the ideal case he has to gain another 50-100 lbs. I think, however, that there are a few changes you could make to your horse's nutrition to help him heal. One of the simplest ways to raise the amount of energy in your food is to supplement fat; it has more than twice as many energy per kilogram as carbohydrate or protein.
Maiskeimöl, which is added to the cereal of your horse, is often a delicious fatty spring. Start with one to two pounds of maize germ seed to see if your horse is eating its food with the added seed and if it finds it delicious, you can process up to two meals a meal a day.
Do not give the injection if it does not please you; instead you can try a different kind of olive oil, although research shows that horse men and women tend to give maize germ oils over other sorts. A further fatty resource that horse often like is ricegrass, which is in powder or pellet shape and can be blended with the cereal.
Additionally to add a grease spring you can add to the feed rations of your horse. One good way to do this is to feed an additional daily food that contains the same amount of food or less than the other two of them. Others that are used as weight gainers are the beloved beetschnitzel, a by-product of making sugars.
Rübenschnitzel may be a good fibre resource, but it contains fewer calories than fat or grain. Rübenschnitzel should be steeped before being fed, as insufficiently steeped Rübenschnitzel can lead to choking (oesophageal obstruction), to which older horse with their considerable tooth abrasion already tend (they can not always sufficiently chew).
So I would suggest that instead of sugar beets, more high-quality feed or maize seed oils should be added. As soon as you have changed your nutrition, use a weight band every week to monitor the progression of your horse's weight gain. You know that good dentistry is vital for the Geriatric horse, and he should preferably have his tooth examined every six month.
Ensure that your horse is able to bite and gulp its own straw and not just spit out bales of straw (pounds). Unless he really consumes his straw, you have to provide all his food with senior feed and the added oils. A lot of old donkeys have a medical disorder known as horse Cushing's syndrome (pituitary intermedial hypophysis disfunction, a hormonal hormone abnormality most commonly due to a tumour in the hypophysis ) that causes them to loose muscular tissue, so you might want to speak to your vet to see if your horse should be checked for this medical ailment.
Continue to wish you good days with this clearly loved horse.