My 5yr thoroughbred wasn’t putting on weight so we gave him ad lyb roughage and upped his protein % in his food because his work load was too much compared to what he was eating(10% changed to 12%). We also treated him for ulcers. I have heard of this stuff called burger fat (not really from burgers) but haven’t actually tried it. Since then he has absolutely EXPLODED and is looking like a warmblood
Calves milk powder & a conditioning mash will put weight back on within days. Small amounts regularly ( 3 X smaller meals rather than one or two larger ones) . Apple chaff will also increase their appetite if they are wasting food.
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