Tag: vitamins and minerals

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Meeting the Energy Requirements of an Off-the-track Thoroughbred

If your Thoroughbred is coming straight from the track and has been in training, their metabolic rate will still be high due to intense training and elevated caloric intake. Once leaving the track, many Thoroughbreds benefit from a period of rest and relaxation, along with time to adjust to their new schedules. Their caloric requirements may decrease depending on the type of work involved in their new career, but this will not happen immediately.

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It’s on the Horse Feed Tag – Part 5

Guaranteed analysis of minerals and vitamins. When reviewing the guaranteed analysis for mineral and vitamin content, remember: more isn’t always better. Minerals and vitamins need to be feed at proper levels, and in some cases in specific ratios. Concentrates are formulated to meet a horse’s needs at specific ages or stages of life. Some feeds are formulated to contain minerals and vitamins that complement specific types of forages, such as alfalfa hay or grass hay. This will be listed on the label.

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