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In spite of the fact that the horse has developed into an almost eternal grazing animal, in many regions of the globe it is only feeded a few days a year. How many food should they be given? So what should these dishes be made of? What effects does it have on the horse's overall goodness if you cannot feed your horse food instead of grazing it?
"We know that ripe, dormant animals that have been given a high proportion of non-structural carbohydrate, i.e. starch and glucose, can have an elevated colics and insurance level. That means a horse's physique has to be less susceptible to the effect of isoline and more and more isoline must be produced to efficiently manage glucose levels," explains Dr. Kathleen Crandell, a nutrition scientist at Kentucky Equine-Research.
In order to better evaluate how a horse's horse's system reacts to high ( (43%) or low ((18%) non-structural carbohydrate (NSC)) foods, a North Carolina State University research team* headed by Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, nourished eight ripe, inactive whales with one of four diets: a high NSC in two or three doses, or a low NSC either two or three doses per da.
Each horse received a combined 0.5% of its own bodily mass in concentrate, which means that if it was given only two feeds a day, each of these feeds was larger than if it was given three each. At the end of each seven-day regimen, the level of glucose in the heart was monitored.
Investigators found that two feeds of high NSC food twice a days had higher elevated blood glucose concentrations than feeds of low NSC food or three feeds a days. The NSC concentration of the concentrates was also found to have a greater effect on other types of diabetes than the number of meal.
Scientists believe that equines at run the danger of becoming resistant to hormones, suffering from horse metabolism syndromes and founder would profit from a reduction in the amount of non-structural carbon hydrates and possibly from a reduction in meal sizes and diet. Two or three daily feeds, either with low or high non-structural levels of carb, focus on postmeal levels of sugar and isoline in the horse.