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HORSE NUTRITION. Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS Professor and Extension Program Leader for Veterinary Medicine Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M System. Hay/Grass Ration. Normal Diet Nutrition - Protein, Energy Normal Digestion - Bulk, Long Fiber Microbes Motility Chewing

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Horse nutrition

HORSE NUTRITION

Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS

Professor and Extension Program Leader

for Veterinary Medicine

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas A&M System


Hay grass ration

Hay/Grass Ration

  • Normal Diet

  • Nutrition - Protein, Energy

  • Normal Digestion - Bulk, Long Fiber

    • Microbes

    • Motility

    • Chewing

    • Salivation


Horse nutrition

Class %Protein #Grain/100# BW #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

Adult-Idle 10 X

101.5

10 0.251.0

Adult-Light Work 100.5 1.5

(1-3 hrs/day)

Adult-Medium Work 10 1.0 1.0

(3-5 hrs/day)

Adult-Hard Work 10 1.5 1.0

(5-8 hrs/day)


Horse nutrition

Class %Protein #Grain/100# BW #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

Pregnant Mare 11.5 1.0 1.0

(last 3 mos)

Lactating Mare 11.5 1.0 1.0

Lactating Mare 13 1.0 1.0

(Peak 2-3 mos after foaling)


Horse nutrition

Class %Protein #Grain/100# BW #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

Nursing Foal 19 0.75 0.75

Weanling 14 1.5 1.5

Yearling-Idle 12 0.5 1.0

Yearling-Training 12 1.0 1.0

2 Year 0ld-ldle 11.5 0.5 1.0

2 Year 0ld-Training 11.5 1.0 1.5

Stallion 10 1.0 1.0

(in breeding)


Grain ration

Grain Ration

  • Adult-Idle

  • Pregnant Mare

  • Lactating Mare

  • Weanling

  • Yearling-Idle

  • Two Year Old-Idle


Horse nutrition

SUMMER

  • Sweet Feed45%

  • Oats45%

  • Bran10%

    WINTER

  • Sweet Feed90%

  • Bran10%


Grain ration1

Grain Ration

  • Adult-Work

  • Yearling-Training

  • Two Year Old-Training

  • Stallion-In Breeding


Horse nutrition

SUMMER

  • Sweet Feed45%

  • Oats35%

  • Bran10%

  • Corn10%

    WINTER

  • Sweet Feed80%

  • Bran10%

  • Corn10%


Grain ration2

Grain Ration

Protein 11.5%12%14%19%

Grain(10% Protein) 90% 85% 75%

Calf Manna(25% Protein)10% 15% 25%

Grain(16% Protein) 70%

Calf Manna(25% Protein) 30%


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