I have a welsh pony that is 26 years old. Within the last year he has really dropped a lot of weight and his muscle tone. He used to be a chubby little pony and now he is thin and slender. I think most of it was due to a new horse that was stealing his food. I boarded somewhere else and didnt know this was happening. Right now he is getting senior feed and 2-3 flakes of hay in the morning and at night. What kind of supplements can I feed him to help put that weight and muscle back on in a healthy way?
Type of Animal: Welsh Pony
Name of Horse: Synbad
a high fat feed would be ideal.
rice bran can work, or a commercial food high in fat (omegatin from blue seal is an example)
it would be wise to run some basic bloodwork on the pony to make sure that there is no disease process ongoing.
canola oil would be best
Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert. 9 years experience.
Hi Tara,I'm just following up on our conversation about Synbad. How is everything going?Dr M
He is okay. I added another scoop of grain to his diet. I'm gonna have a vet come out to do a quick check up and take a look at his teeth. He has a lot of tarter build up that needs to be removed so maybe that is effecting his eating. I am gonna start adding canola oil to his grain and see if that helps with weight gain before I invest in anything too expensive. May also have to buy I rain sheet because when the temp drops he starts shivering.