How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance HorsePosted: October 1, 2018 Posted by: Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D. - Research Equine Nutritionist, Purina Animal N
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.
- Proteins and amino acids
- Vitamins and minerals