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The Anorexic Horse: Feeding Strategies for Horses that Can’t or Won’t Eat

Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D.

Senior Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions

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The anorexic horse can be a challenge for horse owners and veterinarians, especially when proper nutrition is needed to facilitate recovery from illness. This lecture presented as part of the 2020 AAEP Virtual Showcase by Purina Ph.D. Nutritionist Dr. Kelly Vineyard reviews common reasons why horses go off feed, presents practical feeding and management strategies effective for horses with a reduced appetite, and provides an in-depth review of enteral feeding protocols and the research data supporting them.
 

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