Originally Posted by Ryle
If he has such dental issues that he drops lots of feed, lack of chewing may also add to the risk of impaction. You might want to consider switching from grains to a pelleted senior complete feed. These provide better nutrition for senior horses due to their increased digestibility plus they are much easier to eat with the addition of just a little bit of water.
He's been on equine senior for years. I would wet it down but he won't eat it that way. He can eat compressed alfalfa and that helps. I feed him in a stall in a corner feeder. I am going to put rubber matting in the stall and then I'll use minimal pine shavings, which will help. He's on a monthly sandclear and he recieves probios. When people give me "ideas"... I try them... never hurts... I'm not switching his feed though, Equine Senior (purina) has worked well for him, I was tempted once to try that blueribbon brand but chickened out....