The role nutrition plays during and after a horse’s recovery

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When horses sustain an injury, their entire body adjusts to get them back on their feet as soon as possible. Therefore, the way horses utilise different energy stores changes in order to survive. Normal, healthy horses will utilise approximately 90% of their energy from the fats produced during fibre fermentation (VFAs). Meanwhile, the injured horse will draw 50% of their daily energy from VFAs. The remainder of their energy being taken from stored carbohydrate (glycogen) and the breakdown of body tissue. This shift in energy sources utilised by the injured…

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