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Dr. Laurie Metcalfe, DVM, Rood & Riddle

Veterinary advice for feeding a starved horse

Through the years, Off-Track Thoroughbreds has chronicled stories of horses who survive against the odds. Often times, the horses are malnourished to the point of starvation, and so depleted they appear to be hopeless cases. And yet, they survive when even the brightest minds in veterinarian medicine caution owners to prepare for the worst. Thoroughbreds like Crowning Glory, who was rescued by the South Florida SPCA with a body condition of 1 on the Henneke Horse Body Score System, and Jo Jo Gypsy, who was rescued by Jeanne Mirabito, of Our Mims Retirement Haven in the same sorry condition, are […]