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Protein; Intake & Considerations in the Horse

How much protein does your horse need?  Questions about protein and overall nutrition are very common.  There are many things to consider in the horse’s diet, mainly being macro- and micro- nutrient provisions, which include proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Protein is essential for the body in a variety of ways, from building muscle mass to regulation of metabolic function.  How much protein is needed is dependent on each horse and the demands present.  Exact recommendations are hard to make, generally speaking, but in most cases, we have to look at each individual horse, demands, existing health problems and dietary sources. (more…)

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