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Supporting the Aging Process with Nutrition this Winter

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Supporting the Aging Process with Nutrition this Winter

Winter can be especially challenging for veteran horses and understanding the aging process helps us to provide the best nutritional support. Ageing is accompanied by loss of muscle mass, changes in fat storage and mobilisation, an increase in insulin resistance and, in extreme cases, onset of Cushings. Additionally, wear and tear systems – joint degradation, onset of laminitis (exacerbated by the preceding disorders) – cause physical damage. Finally, some decrease in enzymatic efficiency occurs and this may affect absorptive capacity, which can act as a stress factor and also impact on biochemical processes. There are two systems in play; metabolic...

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