5 fast facts about equine nutrition! 🏃♀️ 1️⃣:️ It takes months, if not a full year, to see a noticeable difference when supplementing for hoof wall growth. This is because of how slow the foot naturally grows.
2️⃣:️️ Horses do not have a gall bladder. This makes high fat diets hard to digest and utilize. Horses can digest up to 20% fat in their diet, but it takes a span of 3 to 4 weeks for them to adjust.
3️⃣:️ Horses get energy/calories via the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
4️⃣:️ A mature horse should consume at least one per cent of his body weight as hay or other forage per day. So, an average 500kg horse, should receive at least 5kg of hay daily.
5️⃣️: If your horse has a poor coat and hoof quality, they may have a protein deficiency. This is the easiest deficiency to *spot* because those tissues have rapid turnover.
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