Pro­tein Needs of Old­sters

Horse & Rider - - Your Horse, Your Life - Source: Pu­rina An­i­mal Nutri­tion

Ag­ing horses be­gin to lose mus­cle mass and may ex­pe­ri­ence re­duced di­ges­tion of crude pro­tein and ab­sorp­tion of es­sen­tial amino acids. For these rea­sons, your se­nior horse may re­quire a higher level and qual­ity of pro­tein to com­pen­sate for his re­duced di­ges­tive-tract func­tion. A com­mer­cial diet specif­i­cally de­signed for ag­ing horses can ef­fi­ciently pro­vide high- qual­ity pro­tein sources, such as soy­bean meal. This type of pro­tein con­trib­utes es­sen­tial amino acids nec­es­sary for bod­ily func­tions and tis­sue main­te­nance in your older horse.

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