A balanced diet can benefit your horse’s joint health. Ideally, you’ll want to feed a forage-based diet plus a concentrate or ration balancer that provides the appropriate nutrients the horse might be missing from forage, says Julie Settlage, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVS-LA. Also, don’t forget about hydration.
About the Expert:
DVM, MSc Vet Ed, Dipl. ACVS-LA
Julie Settlage, DVM, MSc Vet Ed, Dipl. ACVS-LA, is a board-certified large animal surgeon with a keen interest in sustainable equine practice. She joined the Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Professional Services team in 2020. Previously, she was the chief of the equine internal medicine and surgery service at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, in Blacksburg. Settlage is a member of ACVS, AVMA, VVMA, AAEP, and VAEP and past president of the SWVVMA. Her clinical interests include general surgery and sport horse medicine.