Test your knowl­edge of vi­ta­mins and min­er­als

How much do you know about the mi­cronu­tri­ents that are es­sen­tial to your horse’s health? Take our quiz to find out.

EQUUS - - Contents - By Lau­rie Bon­ner

How much do you know about the mi­cronu­tri­ents that are es­sen­tial to your horse’s health? Take our quiz to find out.

The thought: the them sim­plic­ity act ap­pro­pri­ate into of feed­ing Open your is pos­si­ble up horse’s num­ber a the horse only grain feed of doesn’t be­cause scoops tub. bin, But mea­sure re­quire and the this dump hard much out work Mod­ern has al­ready feeds are been for­mu­lated done for us. to pro­vide bal­anced nu­tri­tion for horses in ev­ery phase of life, from youth to old age. Take a look at a feed la­bel and you’ll find a va­ri­ety of in­gre­di­ents in pre­cise mea­sure­ments---amounts de­ter­mined over decades of nu­tri­tion re­search---to help en­sure that your horse gets ex­actly what he needs. There’s lit­tle risk of de­fi­cien­cies or over­doses of vi­ta­mins and min­er­als for horses Fed on qual­ity hay, pas­ture grass and a bal­anced com­mer­cia­ra­tion match to his stage of life. ac­tiv­ity level and other health needs. Sim­ply choose the prod­uct that suits his sit­u­a­tion and scoop away. Still, it’s a good idea to learn what you can about the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als that are vi­tal to your horse’s health and to be aware of the cir­cum­stances that may dis­rupt his nu­tri­tional bal­ances. Your vet­eri­nar­ian is al­ways a good re­source for im­me­di­ate and press ing ques­tions, but build­ing your own un­der­stand­ing is also im­por­tant. To find out what you know and don’t know about vi­ta­mins and min­er­als in your horse’s diet, test your knowl­edge with this six-ques­tion quiz.

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