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Selecting Suitable Horse Feeds

22-Jun-2012

Many of the metabolic disorders in horses are diet related. These disorders include hot or fizzy behaviour, colic, laminitis, insulin resistance, obesity, and tying up, and are related to the high levels of sugar and starch in the feed . The sugar and starch content is called the non structural carbohydrate content (NSC).  This can be measured by laboratories such as Dairy One. 

What is the Ideal NSC Content.

You must consider the NSC content of the total diet (ie what is the total NSC from the hay, the pasture, and the pellets or whatever else is being fed?).  You must also consider how much work you horse is doing.

NSC content in pastures will vary throughout the day, with the type of pasture, and on seasonal conditions (see www.safergrass.org). It is considered that horses require a NSC content of 10-12% in the total diet. With horses in work, with higher energy demands, the NSC level can be much higher.  Remember, the key is feed...work related...do not over feed and under work.

The NSC content of commercially available horse feeds varies considerably, and is not truly reflected by the name as shown by the following study.  The term "Cool" has now become a misnomer,  since some of the feeds tested had very high NSC levels (above 40%). By comparison. oats ,barley and what have NSC levels between 45-70%.



Products

CoolStance

CoolStance copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content.
Learn More

 

PowerStance

PowerStance is a unique powdered coconut oil supplement.  PowerStance delivers the secret ingredient from CoolStance as a powder.
Learn More