Learn how to assess your horse’s Body Condition Score and Topline Condition Score in this informative how-to video from Nutrena. Both scores are important in understanding the nutritional health and well-being of your horse, and can help guide your feeding routine and feed selection process.
If you’re like most horse owners, as soon as you recognize there is a problem with your horse, your mind immediately searches for a solution. You may ask yourself, “how do I fix this?” and, more importantly, “how fast can I fix this?” The good news is that topline can be improved in a short amount of time. In fact, once a feeding program that provides the correct amino acids in the right balance is implemented (utilizing feeds that include Topline Balance), you may be able to start seeing results in your horse’s topline in as little as a few weeks!
Factors That Quickly Improve Topline
Decreases In Topline Condition
It can happen faster than you may think possible. Topline condition, however, can start to deteriorate as quickly as it improves – in as little as a few weeks. The absence or inadequate supply of specific amino acids in the diet can lead to muscle atrophy. This is easily noticeable through simple visual observation.
Frequency Of Evaluation
Regularly evaluate your horse’s topline every 30-60 days to monitor and improve their progress and set a maintenance benchmark. We recommend more frequent evaluation for horse owner’s closely monitoring their feeding program in order to affect a change.