Tuesday, October 20, 2020

KER: Bone Adaptation In Growing Foals

Did you know that foals typically spend 80% of their time standing still? A study has shown that that is the case with Standardbred foals between 2 and 5 months. It's probably true of other breeds as well, and it has implications for proper bone development. 

If you assume that horses are built to move all the time, walking as they graze, perhaps grazing in a pasture doesn't offer as much scope.

Read the article from Kentucky Equine Nutrition for details. Click here.

Photo: Hanna V / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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