Feeding Starved Horses

As more attention is focused on the issues of equine neglect and abandonment, more horse owners are tackling the task of cleaning up other people’s messes and trying to rehabilitate starved horses. Many times, the first instinct is to give a starved horse all the food it wants. Too much too quickly, however, can kill the horse with kindness. While there is no “one size fits all” rehab diet, the basic principles are the same. Start small and build slowly. The protocols outlined in links below may need to be modified for elders or other dentally challenged horses. Consult your veterinarian

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