By J. D. Pagan
Written by means of major learn scientists, this informative compilation examines the most recent advances in equine food, veterinary drugs, and workout body structure for more than a few horses, together with the broodmare, the growing to be horse, and the functionality horse. whereas targeting foraging and normal meals, this source additionally explores really expert administration and methods for the prevention of accidents and illnesses, akin to insulin resistance and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP).
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While short-term water loss caused a reduction of sucrose and starch, presumably due to increased respiration, a long-term gradual drought caused sucrose to increase twofold to almost 50% of the dry matter; glucose and fructose increased significantly; and starch decreased (da Silva and Arrabaca, 2004). When sugar concentration reaches a threshold, formation of storage polysaccharides commences. FRUCTANS C3 cool-season grasses generally, but not always, store fructans. Chatterton et al. (1989) suggested that accumulation of fructan in most cool-season grasses did not occur before a threshold value of 15% NSC.
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The horses were assigned to one of two treatment groups, using a randomized block method to ensure equivalent ulcer severity scores in the two treatment groups. Group 1 horses were fed a diet consisting of coastal Bermuda grass hay and a pelleted concentrate (15% protein) in a weight:weight ratio of 1:1, and group 2 horses were fed a diet consisting of alfalfa hay and the same concentrate in a weight:weight ratio of 1:1. The horses were housed in small dry lots and subjected to an exercise regimen 3 days/week using a mechanical horse-exerciser.