Types of Horse Feed and what they doForage types and what they do
Have a look in the traditional food shop and you will see a vertiginous range of different horse feed. And, of course, they all proclaim to be the best for your horse! So in order to sort things out, we will quickly walk through the different types of feed that are out there.
You are encouraged to waste some quality thought by browsing through the different types of food. Seniors' Feeds are conceived for seniors. It contains higher quantities of certain nutritional substances and a readily-digestible fiber resource. All feedstuffs are formulated to substitute most, if not all, the most common types of feed in a horse's nutrition.
As a result, they have a high fibre content and are poorer in nutritive substances. It has to be feeded at a relatively high level to supply a horse with the necessary nourishment. Pelletized feed s are simple feedstuffs that have been processed into beans. These differ in terms of nutritional value and nutritional value. Cute feed is feed that has added sugars to make it tastier for the horse.
As a rule, it is added in the shape of treacle. High levels of sugars and starches in these feedstuffs can be the cause of behavioural and sanitary illness. Ratio balancer (also referred to as dietetic balancer) are nutritious feedstuffs that are to be supplied in small quantities. These are an excellent basis for most feed programmes.
I hope that this rapid look at the available horse feed has contributed to eliminating the chaos in the feed storage area.
Species of vitamins in horse nutrition
Vitamin C has two major classes: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Liposoluble vitamins: Liposoluble vitamin A, C, A, G, K and others are included on horse feed brands as IU/lb. It can be build up and retained in your horse's own lipid and other tissue and is therefore not essential on a day-to-day base, but should be seen as an important part of your horse's normal nutrition programme.
Watersoluble vitamins: Aqueous insoluble Vitamines, i.e. those b-vitamines such as Niacine, Thiamin, Folic Act, Biotine and many others, are eliminated every day from the organism. While all the vitamin B-complexes are vital for the horse, they are synthesised by germs in the horse's diet.
Once germs have formed the vitamin, they are taken up through the gut walls and are available to the horse's bodily tissues. As a rule, germs in normal mature equine animals generate sufficient amounts of B-complex-vitamines. Whilst none of the vitamin substances are legally prescribed to be mentioned on a feed label, more and more feed manufacturers guarantee the quantities contained in the feed.
They are generally indicated on the label in either mg/kg or mg/lb, so it is important to ensure that you compare the same units when you compare feed or food additives. We will look at some of the individual vitamin types in the upcoming blogs to find out more about what they are doing.