Weight gain in the horse can be attributed to protein or fat deposition. Look for quality bales, consistent with similar size and weight. Convert kilograms to pounds. The greatest advantage of using fat as an energy source is that it helps to avoid excessive intakes of grain. A two-handful subsample sealed in a plastic bag and well-labeled is sufficient for laboratory analysis.
What the Hay? Part II
Another problem that causes death in your horse comes from Botulism in the dietary form and occurs in horses which have ingested feed contaminated with this toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridum botulinum. While growth has slowed considerably at this time, the nutrient requirements of a two-year-old are still higher than those of a mature, adult horse at maintenance. A two-handful subsample sealed in a plastic bag and well-labeled is sufficient for laboratory analysis. However, a lactating TB broodmare needs a lot more calories and calcium, so alfalfa is a great choice for her— and she should stay far away from fescue, which may contain an endophyte that causes redbag, abortion, or decreased milk production. Some commercial feeds come with yeast already added or yeast products are sold which can be top-dressed to the ration.
Nitrogen retention and nutrient digestibility in geldings fed grass or alfalfa hay or alfalfa cubes
Thank you for your help-one more question- my horse weighs approx lbs-used weight tape-Strategy bag said to not give less than 3 per day at his present age and weight and I divide it into 2 times feeding. The digestibility of the protein in the diet also increased when fed straight alfalfa compared with the mixed hay, and digestibility was greater with less mature alfalfa. The fiber portion of a plant consists primarily of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. In Kentucky, at least, orchardgrass is more suitable for an alfalfa mix. Alfalfa will make your horse hot.
Regularly keeping the horse? She has a stall but majority of the time is outside in her paddock with two other horses. Anything I should change or alter? Classes, Workshops, and Club Meetings UGA Extension offers a wealth of personalized services like workshops, classes, consultation, certifications, camps, and educator resources. I feed him a full scoop of sweet feed and a full scoop of pellets twice a day, and fill up his hay bucket twice a day. According to table 3, most yearlings should consume 1.