By Mark Andrews

Nutrition, in particular the problem of obesity, is the subject of the latest episode of the Morris Animal Foundation’s “Fresh Scoop” podcast, which is now available.

Dr. Patricia Harris, Head of the Equine Studies Group at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, discusses the equine obesity epidemic and the value of regularly assessing a horse’s body condition. She also offers advice for owners on how to help their horse lose weight as well as strategies to prevent obesity.

“Fresh Scoop” is a monthly podcast from the Morris Animal Foundation aimed practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians or students, as well as animal-loving science enthusiasts.

Listen to the “Fresh Scoop” podcast here.

Published with the kind permission of Mark Andrews, Equine Science Update.

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