Equine Nutrition

Feeding proper nutrition to horses is essential

Are Horses Picky Eaters?

Yes, horses need high quality hay or else they will get sick. Horses are usually meal eaters instead of continual eaters. Horses are monogastric with a cecum, so there feed management should revolve around that.

Forages

Horses need to have high quality forages. The horses should eat 0.75% to 1% of their weight in hay a day. If the hay has trash in it can make the horse sick.

What are concentrates?

Concentrates are grains that are feed as supplements with hay. Foals are the main age of horses that need concentrates. Once the horse grows up they don't need as much concentrates.

Common Questions with Horse Feeding

Q:Why isn't my horse eating any food?

A:The horse may not be getting water or the horse might have parasites.

Q:Can horses eat to much?

A:Yes, all horses food need to be weighed.

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