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Equine Digestion and Physiology: Structural vs Non-Structural Carbohydrates


Welcome to our final part of the second series, giving you a more in depth look into the good, the bad and the ugly parts of carbohydrates and why it is so important to include a high percentage of structural carbohydrates in your horse’s rations.


Did you know that in Australia, feed energy is measured in MJ and 35kg of pasture grass has a similar level of energy as 8 to 9kg of hay (depending on the type of pasture // hay)?

Non-Structural Carbohydrates (Sugar) is followed by an insulin response in the digestion process – could it make my horse sick?


Find out the answers to these questions and much more by watching the EqNC Digestion and Physiology series and feel free to share and tag a friend!


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