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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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What are the nutrition requirements of a horse ?

OK so the only thing i know is that horse needs more fibre than anything and off course needs all the vitamins,minerals,lipids,water and stuff you learn in science ect but i dont know what exactly how much of everything a horse needs.

Dont be a beach and say you should know blah blah blah because i was taught this in my Equine industry course but i have a more than unacceptable memory.

You dont need to write an essay the simplest way will make me remember.
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Better sooner than latter im going to need to memorise this.

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It also depends on the demands on the horse. I've fed oats with some senior pelleted feed for years and Timothy grass hay. The amount, ie weight, of the oat/senior mix is increased or decreased as needed.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-13-2013, 10:31 AM
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This is pretty much what you need to know
How to Feed a Horse: Understanding the Basic Principles of Horse Nutrition | CAES Publications | UGA

The requirements will vary depending on the horse's needs. Two 1,100 lb horses may require totally different feed rations depending on the level of work, if they are a hard keeper, etc.
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