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Q1.  What is the most important nutrient for a horse?

Q2.  Why is yucca included and what are the benefits?

Q3.  What is methionine and lysine and why is it added to the feed?

Q4.  How do I know how much to feed my horse?

Q5.  How do older horses that have a loss in digestive efficiency perform on Equine Pride™?

Q6.  What is a complete horse feed and how is Equine Pride™ different?

Q7.  What are the benefits of fat in a horse’s diet?

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Q1.  What is the most important nutrient for a horse?

Answer - With out a doubt, water should be viewed as most important. Horses will perish from lack of water before the lack of any other nutrient. A horse will consume 2-3 times more water by weight than feed each day, with a typical horse drinking 10-12 gallons on a cool day and more on warmer days. Water requirements increase with sweating from activity or exercise. If an automatic waterer is not available, fresh water must be made available daily.

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Q2.  Why is yucca included and what are the benefits?

Answer - Yucca extract aids in reducing ammonia odors in stables and enclosed areas.

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Q3.  What is methionine and lysine and why is it added to the feed?

Answer - Both are essential amino acids and provide the building blocks for bone matrix development.

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Q4.  How do I know how much to feed my horse?

Answer - Amount of feed depends on genetics and desired condition and performance level of your horse. Recommended is 2-2.5% feed per body weight. For example, a 1000 lb horse requires 20 lbs of feed per day

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Q5.  How do older horses that have a loss in digestive efficiency perform on Equine Pride™?

Answer - Excellent. Equine Pride™ is highly palatable and easily digested because of the nutrient balance and how the feed is manufactured.

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Q6.  What is a complete horse feed and how is Equine Pride™ different?

Answer - Complete feeds are often referred to as feeds formulated to provide all necessary nutrients (protein, fats and carbohydrates that provide energy, vitamins and minerals). Equine Pride™ is different from other ‘complete’ feeds because the minerals are in an organic form that is easily absorbed by the horse (95% absorption). Most feeds provide inorganic minerals that the horse can only utilize 40-50%.

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Q7.  What are the benefits of fat in a horse’s diet?

Answer – Energy source that contains 2-1/4 times more energy than grain (protein source).

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