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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


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

Adult-Idle 10 X

10 1.5

10 0.25 1.0

Adult-Light Work 10 0.5 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)


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)


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 #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

  • Adult-Idle

  • Pregnant Mare

  • Lactating Mare

  • Weanling

  • Yearling-Idle

  • Two Year Old-Idle


SUMMER #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

  • Sweet Feed 45%

  • Oats 45%

  • Bran 10%

    WINTER

  • Sweet Feed 90%

  • Bran 10%


Grain ration1
Grain Ration #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

  • Adult-Work

  • Yearling-Training

  • Two Year Old-Training

  • Stallion-In Breeding


SUMMER #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

  • Sweet Feed 45%

  • Oats 35%

  • Bran 10%

  • Corn 10%

    WINTER

  • Sweet Feed 80%

  • Bran 10%

  • Corn 10%


Grain ration2
Grain Ration #Hay/100# BW Pasture Only

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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