By Arno Lindner
The content material of this publication arises from the Equine nutrients convention - perform (ENUCO) 2007. the aim of the convention is to provide scientifically established functional tricks and cutting-edge wisdom on equine food and coaching. the themes handled during this book are: information on equine meals, education and medication (2005-06); noteworthy adjustments to the pony meals necessities via the nationwide examine Council of united states; relevance and standardization of the phrases Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic reaction; the position of nutrients in colic; using herbs within the administration of hyperadrenocorticism and different hormonal ailments of horses; prognosis and administration of insulin resistance and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) in horses; and food-allergy in horses
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While a number of requirements or feeding suggestions did not change dramatically, there are some differences worth highlighting – especially some of those that will impact individuals feeding equine athletes and growing horses. e. e. 0043 ounces per pound of body weight). While this may seem intimidating to a lot of people, it is actually quite simple to determine a horse’s requirements (simply multiply the requirement by the weight of your horse) and this emphasis on total amount consumed per day versus the concentration in the feed was done for several reasons.
However, the limitations on conducting horse research (such as small numbers of animals used because of the cost, hesitation to sacrifice animals to look at nutrient deposition in the body, difficulty in detecting small improvements in performance because of the many factors that affect it) make it difficult to be as precise in determining the nutritional requirements of horses compared to other species. Regardless, the emphasis on calculating requirements based on a total amount consumed per day (on a body weight basis) certainly will impact the way many people view feeding horses and will hopefully emphasize the importance of considering the roughage portion of the equine diet and not just the grain portion.
Obviously as pasture associated laminitis occurs at pasture then the easiest way to avoid the condition is to prevent access to pasture and to feed forage alternatives that are known to be low in rapidly fermentable material. For the majority of horses total restriction is not always a viable or desired option for financial, welfare and health reasons. e. have an increased risk of developing) laminitis. It is therefore increasingly recognised that identifying individual animals at risk, before they suffer serious episodes of laminitis, will potentially be of great benefit; bearing in mind the difficulties in treating and managing recurrent and chronic laminitis.