By J. D. Pagan
Written through top learn scientists, this informative compilation examines the most recent advances in equine foodstuff, veterinary medication, and workout body structure for various horses, together with the broodmare, the starting to be horse, and the functionality horse. whereas targeting foraging and basic meals, this source additionally explores really expert administration and strategies for the prevention of accidents and ailments, resembling insulin resistance and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP).
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Hintz et al. 7, respectively. The true digestibility of the calcium from both hays was estimated to be >75%. Buffering Capacity of Forage Gastric ulcers are very common in performance horses, affecting over 90% of racehorses and 60% of show horses and most commonly occurring in the upper portion of the horse’s stomach, which is composed of nonglandular squamous epithelium. These ulcers are primarily the result of prolonged exposure of this tissue to gastric acid. Unlike the glandular portion of the stomach, the upper half of the equine stomach does not have a mucous layer and does not secrete bicarbonate onto its luminal surface.
20 Forages: The Foundation Alfalfa leaves maintain the same level of digestibility throughout their growth. Their stems, however, decrease dramatically in digestibility as they mature. This is because they become highly lignified to support the extra weight of the plant. The ultimate example of lignification for support is the oak tree. The wood of the oak tree is highly lignified and practically indigestible. When pulp wood is processed to make paper, the lignin is removed using harsh chemicals such as sulfuric acid (hence the sulfur smell around paper mills).
The NRC (2007) suggests that weight gain of 16 to 20 kg will increase the body condition of a 500-kg horse from a 4 to a 5. However, Quinn et al. 0. Their results suggest that about 34 kg of gain were associated with each unit increase in condition score. The NRC (2007) has suggested that each kilogram of gain in a mature horse will require about 20 to 25 Mcal of digestible energy(above maintenance). The results of Quinn and coworkers (2007) suggest that this value may be too low, so the exact value is not known.