Should I Feed My Horse Grain?

Your equine vet can help you determine the best diet for your hose. In the wild, horses depend on foraging for all of their dietary needs, which means they live off the land. Some believe that horses on the farm should do the same with the addition of hay to make up for any lack of grass. However, horses on the farm aren’t like horses in the wild. Horses on the farm often have a job and may burn more calories a day requiring a little more in their diet to maintain health and weight. Since horses are used for a variety of activities, grain is often given as an added supplement of vitamins and minerals. Retired horses may not need as much grain for work, but they may need certain types of grain for extra vitamins and support. Talk to your veterinary clinic Helotes, TX to find out what your horse needs.


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