Riding before your horse gets fed could put him at risk for gastric ulcers. Find out why.
Posted by Clair Thunes, PhD | Mar 18, 2019
Q.I board my horse and ride in the morning and sometimes late afternoon, often before he gets fed. I am worried about the potential gastric ulcer risk of riding him on an empty stomach. Is there anything I can do to combat this?
A.You’re right to be concerned. Although historically it wasn’t the case, veterinarians now generally understand that horses should have some amount of food in their stomach, ideally, at all times...
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