Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care - Full Article

By Erica Larson, News Editor
Feb 8, 2015

The old adage says "you are what you eat"—but that's only if your teeth are up to the job! A horse might be offered a diet of high-quality hay, for instance, but if he's unable to chew and digest that food properly, he could look ribby. As a result, it's important to consider your horse's dental status when planning his diet.

At the 2014 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Caroline N. Niederman, VMD, FAVD/Equine, described how veterinarians can incorporate both nutritional assessment and dietary modification into a regular equine dental care program...

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