Knowing whether your horse is overweight and understanding how to manage the problem is crucial to your horse's wellbeing. Understanding Your Horse's Weight is the newest addition to Eclipse Press' Horse Health Care Library.
Written by Shannon Pratt-Phillips, MSc, PhD, Understanding Your Horse's Weight is a practical guide to maintaining your horse's optimum weight and body condition. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through the step-by-step process of determining whether they have an overweight horse and discusses the best practices for correcting the problem. It also offers insight into the equine diseases directly linked to obesity such as laminitis and insulin resistance.
Also written with the underweight horse in mind, Understanding Your Horse's Weight explains how to put weight on your horse safely and how to maintain the appropriate weight level.
Shannon Pratt-Phillips earned her PhD in equine nutrition and physiology from the University of Guelph. She is currently an assistant professor at North Carolina State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has done research on equine nutrition and exercise physiology, including glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
Understanding Your Horse’s Weight is available for purchase at Ex