Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Observations and Recommendations for Feeding the Endurance Horse - Full Article and video

Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research, shared her extensive knowledge of feeding endurance horses with the audience at the 17th KER Nutrition Conference.

Crandell gave a brief overview of endurance riding before launching into the nutritional management of these equine athletes.

Forage is a major source of energy, and provides essential nutrients and bulk for the gastrointestinal tract. Most of the endurance horses in the United States are on pasture 24 hours a day, with free-choice access to forage. Another advantage of full-day turnout is the freedom of horses to move about as they choose, which is best for muscle and joint health...

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