With all the questions received this season about colostrum and its importance, we wanted to close our Nutrition Blog with this article by Amanda Duckworth from a February 2019 issue of the BloodHorse. If you missed earlier blog posts about colostrum, this article provides a comprehensive overview of why colostrum is essential to foal health.Read More
A balanced diet for horses consists of grass or hay, grain mix, and water.
The nutritional components of a horse’s diet can be grouped into five categories: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
A foal ingests colostrum from its mother when it first begins to nurse, giving the foal antibodies to fight off infections.
Diet formulation for Thoroughbreds requires finding the balance between nutrient-rich caloric intake and energy output at the various stages of its life cycle.
Pregnant and lactating broodmares and breeding stallions require tailored diets to meet their specific nutrient and caloric needs.
For more information about horse nutrition, check out our recent posts below throughout the Foal Patrol season. Select “Read More” below to see all our Nutrition posts.