Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Does Your Horse Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Karen Briggs
Sep 17, 2014

It's no secret that vitamins are an important part of every horse's diet. But does your horse need some type of vitamin supplement? Some horses might benefit from a vitamin supplement, but many are able to obtain the vitamins they need through their regular diets.

Vitamin supplementation might be beneficial for:

Horses on a high-grain, low-forage diet (such as youngsters in heavy race training), or for those on very poor-quality forage or eating hay that is more than a year old. Vitamins tend to break down over time in stored feed. For example, there is a 9.5% loss of vitamin A activity in hay every month...

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