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Managing obesity in pasture-based horses.

@article{Bevov2012ManagingOI,
  title={Managing obesity in pasture-based horses.},
  author={Iveta Be{\vc}v{\'a}řov{\'a} and R. Scott Pleasant},
  journal={Compendium},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          E1-4
        }
}
Obesity - a common problem in pasture-based horses - warrants intervention because it is associated with an increased risk for development of laminitis. Treating obesity in pasture-based horses is relatively simple and generally involves reducing caloric intake by using grazing muzzles and/or increasing caloric expenditure through exercise. To prevent recurrence of obesity after weight loss, clients should be educated on how to monitor body condition and to adjust feeding and management… Expand

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