If your horses are fed with a complete food or a mix of cereals, it is possible that their nutritional status is unbalanced. This imbalance, more or less important will be all the more harmful, as the effort given to horses will be intense.
The main parameters to be taken into account will be:
- the protein contents
- the Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio ( Ca/P ), being able to have an echo on the osteo-articular status
- the Magnesium contents
- the Zinc/Copper Ratio (Zn/Cu)
- the antioxidant contents ( A, C and E vitamins, Selenium)
- the Iron and the D Vitamin contents, too often overestimated
The nutritional study and the possible error corrections require a physico-chemical analysis of your forages, the contents of which in minerals and trace elements is variable according to regions and practices of culture.