By J. D. Pagan

ISBN-10: 1904761879

ISBN-13: 9781904761877

Written by means of best learn scientists, this informative compilation examines the most recent advances in equine nutrients, veterinary medication, and workout body structure for a number of horses, together with the broodmare, the growing to be horse, and the functionality horse. whereas concentrating on foraging and common meals, this source additionally explores really expert administration and strategies for the prevention of accidents and ailments, akin to insulin resistance and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP).

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D. Phillips, B. Coleman, and D. Powell. (2004). 2003 Cool-season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses. PR-496 UK Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Kentucky, Lexington. A. Watts 29 CARBOHYDRATES IN FORAGE: WHAT IS A SAFE GRASS? KATHRYN A. , Center, Colorado Introduction The ability to accumulate high levels of nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) confers superior agronomic characteristics to grass. , 2003). , 1998) and the ability to grow under cool temperatures (Brocklebank and Hendry, 1989) are linked to high fructan levels.

Pagan 23 of the horses without evidence of ulceration fed coastal Bermuda grass hay did not appear to develop ulcerations. Moreover, horses that were initially fed alfalfa hay had a significant worsening of ulcer severity scores during the wash-out period. Alfalfa hay provides greater buffering capacity compared to Bermuda grass hay for several reasons. First, alfalfa contains higher levels of protein and calcium, both of which buffer gastric acid. Also, alfalfa fiber has a higher cation exchange capacity compared to graminaceous plants, due largely to its higher content of lignin and other polyphenolics (Van Soest, 1994).

C4 grasses such as Bermuda, paspalum, and Rhodes grass grown under heat stress may contain considerable starch content in leafy tissue. When hays made from C4 grasses are fed to carbohydrate-intolerant horses, analysis for starch is recommended even if no seed heads are present. Environmental Factors Trigger Genetic Potential Appropriate environmental conditions are necessary to trigger the genetic potential for higher NSC concentration. Cool temperatures, short day length, intense sunlight, drought, and limited nutrients may cause NSC to accumulate.

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