PINEHURST, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical
Offer clean, fresh water in unlimited quantities. Water is the single most important nutrient a horse requires. Make sure horses can always access clean water at a tepid temperature to promote maximum consumption.
Maximize forage intake. Forages are the best source of energy for a horse and it maintains gastrointestinal tract function, and a horse should have free-choice access to forage—preferably from a grass hay or non-irrigated pasture. Rotate pastures, as overgrazed pastures offer less nutrition and can be likely to have parasite contamination from manure. Storing hay off of the ground will prevent mold as well as protection from the elements.
Monitor weight. Before you can determine a horse's nutritional requirements, you need to know the horse's weight. This is the best way to make dietary adjustments. It is also important to feed by weight, not by volume, and remember that a horse's diet also depends on age, activity level, and physiological condition.
Minimize consumption of concentrates. If a horse requires more energy that it can find via forages, cereal grains like corn and oats can be increased. That said, there is a limit to how much cereal grain a horse should consume before it could suffer from nutrient-related ailments. Typically, a mature horse should not have more than 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent of its body weight in cereal grains per feeding.
Exercise the horse regularly. A horse must have regular exercise—including daily turnout—to prevent obesity and keep the animal interested and engaged. Optimal turnout time is 24/7, but monitor the horse's intake.
Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling and to enhance recovery.
Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 866-830-7342, [email protected]
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