Feeding

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Answers to these questions & Much More 1.”How much Protein does a horse need and what happens if they get to much?” … 2.”I have a couple of horses that I would like to increase the percentage of fat in …

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  1.  ”At what age would be a good age to start feeding him a senior feed, he’s 14 now?” 2. “I wanted to double check with you as a friend recommended adding linseed and barley to her food?” 3. …

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1. ” I need to find a high protein high fiber feed and that senior feed might be necessary?… 2.  “My hopes are that it will take that extra edge off my horses’ nerves. …” 3.  ” Is alfalfa the right …

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1. “I have done the math and it is cheaper for me to mix my own grain.”..   2.   Is there any other supplement that you know of that helps horses with hoof cracks. …” 3. “Once he gets to California …

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Feeding Time       1. “Lately a couple of our 3 year old mares have been acting colicky about 2 min after being grained. “ 2. “The reports say wheat bran can be unhealthy…”"My mare will not eat grain …

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About the Course This course is designed to provide knowledge of equine digestion and nutrition for those with an interest in this area. The anatomy and physiology of the equine alimentary canal will be studied to provide students with a …

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Hay Quality refers to the hay’s nutritional value, it’s acceptability by your horse, and the type and amount of foreign material it contains. Good quality hay is readily consumed, is highly digestible, high in nutrients and devoid of foreign material. …

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  University of Missouri Extension   |   Updated: May 16, 2012 How do you estimate hay moisture levels in the field? Veteran hay raisers have their own tricks which may involve twisting a handful or kicking the window to see if …