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How Do I Feed My Horse? – Managing Forage Part 3

Horse Grazing

The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; pasture has played a pivotal role in equine nutrition. Reported intakes of fresh pasture by horses can range from 1.5 to 3.0 % of body weight/day. Most horses today, however, are managed in far different conditions than their natural grazing environment.

In Part 3 of our Managing Forage Blog Series, Standlee Nutritional Experts Dr. Tania Cubitt & Dr. Stephen Duren cover non-structural carbohydrates in pasture and why many horse owners are restricting pasture access. They also provide ways of feeding to slow the rate of intake and try to mimic grazing behavior.

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