2008 Horse Breeders & Owners Conference
Author - Dr. Bob Coleman
Dr. Bob Coleman earned his BSc in Animal Sciences and MS degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Alberta. Dr. Coleman is currently an Associate Professor and Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Kentucky and recently was appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies for the new Equine Science and Management degree program.
When developing a feeding program for a horse, the goal is to take sources of nutrients (feeds) and use them in amounts to meet the horse’s nutrient requirements. The nutrient requirements are established by the national Academy of Sciences and are found in the Nutrient Requirements of Horses. The sixth revised edition was released in January of 2007. This publication provides the levels of nutrients that are used as the minimum requirements for the horses being fed; it is the place to start.