When you plan a feeding program for your young horses, several factors are very important:

  • body changes involved in growth,
  • nutrient requirements of that particular class of horse,
  • the feed’s nutrient content,
  • anatomical limitations of young horses’ digestive system, for instance, you cannot feed young horses low-energy, bulky feeds because their digestive tracts are not large enough. Instead, young horses need concentrated sources of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals to meet their nutritive needs.

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