How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr. Vineyard discusses specific nutrient requirements affected by exercise and how these nutrients influence a horse’s ability to perform.

  1. Energy 
  2. Water
  3. Electrolytes
  4. Proteins and amino acids
  5. Vitamins and minerals

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