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Is my hay of good quality, should I supplement, is my feed adequate and of good quality and what is the right amount, etc. Word of mouth phenomenon is present among horse owners and the exchange of products and recipes is common and is not always the right solution, and from there actually may begin problems.

 

Although the horse’s diet seems to be a relatively simple, in fact nutrition and horse feed is a very complex science and especially if your horse is an athlete who competes in various equestrian disciplines. Indeed, the power of an athlete in training and in competition is a factor that will have a direct impact on the results, the recovery, the potential injury and the attitude and willingness of your mount. The reason is simple; vital needs and nutritional needs for water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals caused by the training and competition must be absolutely fulfilled to provide your athlete with the performance leading to victory, optimal recovery and maintaining the health of all systems formed of cells, tissues and organs. When some basic nutritional requirements and nutritional surplus needs caused by competition and training are not met, this will impact by slowing the progression of the fitness level of your mount, not reaching the desired levels of competition, causing injury and possibly see your horse develop anxiety and behavior problems. Nutrition, diet and food governance have a host of influences on a multitude of systems that have a lot of influence on performance, recovery and health.

 

Nutritional needs vary greatly depending on the horse, the equestrian discipline, the objectives to attain and the past and present health problems to correct and avoid. For example, an endurance horse, nervous that has difficulty maintaining body weight and has been treated for gastric ulcers is fed differently than a barrel horse with a calm temperament, a little fat in which we would just give him more energy to work. It is also important to realize that training and diet nutrients (water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals) in quantity and quality go hand in hand for the preparation of the competition athlete to achieve results and objectives and to reduce the risk of injuries that can sometimes be the cause of the end of a promising career. The medical record, health status and diet consultation will allow you to ensure that your athlete's diet is well balanced and meets with all the nutrients to their specific needs. Whether for your athlete or for a horse suffering from a condition that requires the development of a specific nutritional program to control the disease, a dietary assessment is required!

 

Some examples of equine diseases for which the development of a nutritional program is essential:

  • Insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Obesity

  • Cushing's Disease

  • Laminitis and founder

  • Gastric Ulcers

  • Colic

  • Weight loss

  • HYPP

  • Tying-up and other muscle diseases

  • Kidney and liver diseases

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Hyperexcitability

  • Protozoal myeloencephalitis

 

What do you think now? Feeding not as easy as it looked!! Contact me if you need help to balance your horse’s ration.

 

I invite you to visit my website lozanahealth.com  for more information on the importance of omegas in your horse’s diet.