Pop Quiz: Horse Nutrition

Pop quiz! Answer these questions on horse feed to test your nutrition knowledge.

Take this pop quiz on horse feed and see how you do.

1. Horses get energy from three different dietary sources, fats, proteinand _____________.

2. Factors to consider when deciding what and how much to feed your horse include his age, activity level and _____________ as well as the type and amount of forageavailable.

Answers: 1. carbohydrates, 2. body condition score

Body conditioning scoring is a system of evaluating body fat in relation to body muscles. The system assigns a number from 1 to 9 based on the deposition of fat on horses (to find out more, check out “What Body Condition Scores Mean” in the August 2006 issue of EQUUS).

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