I am adopting a young horse who is recovering from several years of malnourishment. He is stunted, but has made it past the dangers of refeeding and is starting to put on weight. He is likely around a body score of 3 but headed towards a 4 on the body rating scale after four months of being fed. He is just now three.
He is currently on a 14% protein feed with open access to pasture.
- There appears to be a huge equine supplement market and I admit being a bit overwhelmed regarding if any of them would be valuable for him?
- In general are there certain types of muscle/skeletal issues that I will need to be aware that he may be more prone to developing due to his prolonged malnourishment? Are there certain types of things a vet can do to baseline his development now, so any underlying weaknesses can be discovered and planned for?