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Minerals For Horses
The primary concern in mineral nutrition is to provide salt and adequate levels of calcium and phosphorous in approximately a 1.3 to 1 ratio.
Table 1 Nutrient Requirements of Horses
Nutrient Requirements
The daily nutrient requirements of the horse are based on a critical need for protein, energy, vitamins, minerals and water, to enable the horse to do a specific job and achieve his genetic and physical capabilities.
Baling alfalfa hay
Toxicants in Feeds, Hay and Forages
Conscientious owners should be aware that there can be potentially toxic substances in feeds.
Somatotropin Benefits Doubtful for Growing Horses
Somatotropin, also known as growth hormone, is a protein hormone produced and secreted by the pituitary gland of mammals. Somatotropin has several functions in the body, the most notable of which is growth of the long bones (for example, the femur of the thigh), which is achieved via stimulation of an intermediate hormone, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), from the liver.
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