Equine Nutrition Counseling Services Have Positive Impact
A group of Italian researchers investigated the most common reasons for referral to the University of Turin Veterinary Hospital’s CNC service.
The team reviewed 61 referral cases, consisting of horses of varied ages and breeds. CNC consultants assessed horses’ body condition, weight, teeth, and chewing capacity. Horse owners provided information on their current feeding programs, as well as information regarding each horse’s housing, medical conditions, medications, vaccination status, and deworming program.
The researchers found the most common reason for referral was related to specific medical problems (67.2%), with chronic weight loss (CWL), chronic diarrhea (CD), and equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) occurring most frequently
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