Do you own a senior horse? Are you concerned about their health? If you answered yes to either of these questions, feeding your horse senior feed may be a good option for you. Aging is unavoidable, but with proper nutrition you can help your horse to age better and live a longer and healthier life. As horses age, it makes it harder for them to chew and digest hay and grain and their digestive systems become less efficient. This makes it difficult for a senior horse to maintain a healthy weight. Many senior feeds are known as complete feeds, which allows a horse to get all their dietary fiber via feed rather than through forages.
When looking for a senior feed, keep these things in mind:
It is always important to always have routine dental care to keep the teeth and mouth in good working order; at least once per year is recommended. A horse that can chew its feed properly will waste less of it, get more nutrient value from it and be less likely to choke or colic.