Resource Library - Slow Feeders
Many overweight horses are leptin resistant. This means that leptin, the hormone that tells the brain that the horse has had enough to eat, is no longer effective. The brain has become resistant to "hearing" the signal to stop eating.
To reduce leptin resistance, please refer to the Resource Library on Leptin Resistance for detailed help.
Slow Feeders can be part of this plan to help your horse lose weight. There are specific criteria that need to be addressed when using them. The resources below will help you.
- The Correct Way to Use Slow Feeders
- Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse be Fixed?
- Gas Colic - Common, but Preventable!
- Quality of Life for the Overweight, Insulin-Resistant Horse
Interview Podcasts (Free)
Listen to Dr. Juliet Getty, special guest on Jim Swanner's, "All About Horses" radio program or Monty Roberts' Horsemanship radio as she discusses the following topic(s). Recordings are each 30 minutes in length.
- "Slow Feeders - Their Benefits and Correct Usage" - Interview with Jim Swanner
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