Practical advice on managing obesity
The presentation will provide an overview of treating obese equines and will discuss the barriers to change that are frequently encountered when dealing with the owners of affected animals. Dietary and grazing management will be discussed along with the pros and cons of adjunctive pharmaceuticals for obesity and obesity-related laminitis.
- Understanding of the principles of dietary restriction for weight loss
- Appreciation of different options for grazing management
- Awareness of the difficulties of changing owner behaviour when managing obese equines
- Confidence in knowing when adjunctive pharmaceuticals may be indicated and how they might be used sparingly to best effect