Founder prone horse needs to loose weight.
Well my 12 year old gelding has foundered in the passed (only 1-2 degrees). As per the vets recommendations I put him on Nutrenas empower balance and kept him on omega max golden ground flax seed (6 oz per day which is the lowest serving I can give). Now, on the bag as per his weight it says to feed 2-3 pounds of the ration balancer but I only have him on 1 pound a day plus a free choice round bale. (Hay isn't very good quality to begin with)
I do plan on muzzling him once the grass starts to pop up but he really is in need to loose about 75-100# now.
Would it be wrong of me to start muzzling him now? Say from about 8am-4pm everyday? I was trying to trim him down before spring got her because I know he's going to blow up again then too.
Getting rid of the round bale isn't an option as there are other horses out in his field as well.
I called the vet to get her opinion on it but she is out of town for the week.
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Last edited by Cowgirls Boots; 03-12-2013 at 12:12 PM.