For horses that have access to plentiful amounts of fresh green forage, additional vitamin supplementation is often unnecessary. Shortly after harvesting, however, the amount of vitamins A and E decreases significantly in hay and hay products.
Imagine a fellow horse owner sends you this Facebook message: “Why do you feed oats instead of sweet feed?”
A recent article addresses the fact that many horses are fed based on historical trends rather than modern conditions. According to the authors of the article, equine diets were significantly altered with domestication.
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Selecting high-quality, science-based products remains the best way for horse owners to fill nutritional gaps in diets, but it is often a challenging task that requires the assistance of an equine nutritionist and veterinarian.
One tenet of horse feeding that bears repeating over and over relates to concentrates; simply put, keep meal size small. The reasoning rests on the understanding of stomach size and rate of feed passage through the small intestine.
Forage should form the foundation of a horse's diet, so it is important to be selective when appraising hay.
Although horse owners seem to be most interested in stabilized rice bran for its high fat content, concentrated source of energy, and other nutrients, researchers are investigating other potential health benefits.
Is there a way for me to increase the weight of my middle-aged gelding without pouring feed to him?
Vitamin E plays an important role in muscle and nerve function, which likely explains why the nutrient is commonly fed to performance horses.
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