DI­GES­TION QUES­TION

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Q:The hay you toss onto the stall floor to­day you’ll even­tu­ally pick up again as ma­nure. Do you know how long it takes for that trans­for­ma­tion to oc­cur? a. less than 24 hours b. be­tween 35 and 50 hours c. be­tween 51 and 72 hours d. more than 72 hours

b. Stud­ies have shown that the typ­i­cal gut tran­sit time of horses is be­tween 35 and 50 hours. So a meal fed to your horse Fri­day morn­ing is most likely the tar­get of Sun­day af­ter­noon’s muck­ing ef­forts.

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