Protein Needs of Oldsters
Aging horses begin to lose muscle mass and may experience reduced digestion of crude protein and absorption of essential amino acids. For these reasons, your senior horse may require a higher level and quality of protein to compensate for his reduced digestive-tract function. A commercial diet specifically designed for aging horses can efficiently provide high- quality protein sources, such as soybean meal. This type of protein contributes essential amino acids necessary for bodily functions and tissue maintenance in your older horse.