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Convalescing Horse

It’s fairly inevitable that at some point during your time of owning a horse, that sickness or injury will strike. It is usually the case that a period of rest will be necessary, which will often mean the need for sudden changes in normal management and feeding routines. 

Whilst primarily veterinary treatment and care will be the first line of defence, nutrition has a role to play in aiding the recovery process. Feeding your horse at this time, will not only have to serve to meet his maintenance requirements but must also provide additional support for the healing and repair process. One of the main initial objectives is to make the transition from the ‘competition’ diet to the ‘rest and recovery’ diet as smoothly as possible to avoid any potential digestive upsets.

Nutritionist Lizzie Drury explains more in our August issue.

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