Nutrient Requirements for Horses

Nutrient Requirements for Horses

Nutrients should be supplied in the amount, form and method that safely and efficiently meet the horse’s requirements. This article provides information on the nutrient needs of horses and how these needs change with age and production status. Introduction...

Antioxidants for Horses

Oxidation increases as the need for energy increases, like during exercise and pregnancy. As oxidation increases, so does the production of ROS, including free radicals, which can damage vital tissues in your horse.This article explores the different antioxidants that...

Feeding Schedule for Horses

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Space multiple feedings throughout the day. The horse’s digestive system is designed to allow small quantities of food to pass through continually during the day. This means that the horse is a continuous grazer. Horses...
Feeding a Horse for Maintenance

Feeding a Horse for Maintenance

Maintenance is a component of all physiological states, defined as no net gain or loss of any nutrients. The nutrients required for maintenance are utilized for daily body functions, such as: metabolism during rest (heart function, breathing, digestion, nervous tissue...