How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

Posted by: Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D. - Research Equine Nutritionist, Purina Animal Nutritionist

When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr. Vineyard discusses specific nutrient requirements affected by exercise and how these nutrients influence a horse’s ability to perform.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Electrolytes
  • Proteins and amino acids
  • Vitamins and minerals
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