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  1. HORSE NUTRITION Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS Professor and Extension Program Leader for Veterinary Medicine Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M System

  2. Hay/Grass Ration • Normal Diet • Nutrition - Protein, Energy • Normal Digestion - Bulk, Long Fiber • Microbes • Motility • Chewing • Salivation

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. Grain Ration • Adult-Idle • Pregnant Mare • Lactating Mare • Weanling • Yearling-Idle • Two Year Old-Idle

  7. SUMMER • Sweet Feed 45% • Oats 45% • Bran 10% WINTER • Sweet Feed 90% • Bran 10%

  8. Grain Ration • Adult-Work • Yearling-Training • Two Year Old-Training • Stallion-In Breeding

  9. SUMMER • Sweet Feed 45% • Oats 35% • Bran 10% • Corn 10% WINTER • Sweet Feed 80% • Bran 10% • Corn 10%

  10. 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%