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EB-5043: Feeding Young Horses For Sound Development



 
210550, 15; 229550, 85;
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Free electronic download only.  Horse owners must decide whether their young horses will be fed for moderate or rapid growth.  One concern is the occurrence of bone and joint disorders in young horses that develop rapidly.  Research has shown that this and other problems can be decreased by ensuring that young horses receive proper nutrition. Specific recommendations are included for creep feeding foals and for feeding weanlings and yearlings. Nutritional levels are discussed in relation to the amount of exercise young horses receive. (12 pp., 4 photos, 1 graph, 8 tables) By: Pete G. Gibbs, Gary D. Potter