26 min

110 | Overweight Horses Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast

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Who likes their horse fat? Most of us, right? Well, fat is not healthy and it can lead to some serious problems. This episode explains how to determine if your horse is too fat, why it may be dangerous, and how you can safely bring your horse back to an appropriate body condition.

●  Ellis & Hollands (2002). Use of height-specific weigh tapes to estimate the bodyweight of horses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12046788/

● NRC – Determining your horse’s calorie needs: http://nrc88.nas.edu/nrh/

● Calculations for determining body weight:

BW, kg = [Heart Girth (cm)^2 x length (cm)] / 11,880

BW, lb = [Heart Girth (in)^2 x length (in)] / 330

You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

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If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feedroomchemist/message

Who likes their horse fat? Most of us, right? Well, fat is not healthy and it can lead to some serious problems. This episode explains how to determine if your horse is too fat, why it may be dangerous, and how you can safely bring your horse back to an appropriate body condition.

●  Ellis & Hollands (2002). Use of height-specific weigh tapes to estimate the bodyweight of horses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12046788/

● NRC – Determining your horse’s calorie needs: http://nrc88.nas.edu/nrh/

● Calculations for determining body weight:

BW, kg = [Heart Girth (cm)^2 x length (cm)] / 11,880

BW, lb = [Heart Girth (in)^2 x length (in)] / 330

You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

….

If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feedroomchemist/message

26 min