Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition
by Wendy Dyer
Nutritional management of normal healthy horses involves meeting their protein, vitamin, mineral andenergy requirements. The age, activity level, and stage of reproduction all affect those nutrientrequirements and there are commercial feeds designed specifically to address the nutritional needs ofeach lifestyle. There are medical conditions affecting some horses that may be better managed withspecific nutritional manipulations. Signs of deficiency are frequently nonspecific, and diagnosis may becomplicated by deficiencies of several nutrients simultaneously. Nutrients most commonly given inexcess . . .