Scenario 3a_Problem_Set_Solution

Scenario 3a_Problem_Set_Solution - General: Exercise is...

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General: Exercise is essential towards horses developing properly. Farm 1 is clearly superior in this regard as it allows the show jumpers to graze on 50 acres of property. in contrast, Farm 2 keeps hoses in 12x12 box stalls. This can have negative ramifications. For example, keeping the horse in stalls can often weaken their bones and make them more prone to injury. (http://jas.fass.org/cgi/reprint/79/5/1142) Some studies have even concluded “that stalling weanlings results in a negative effect on bone mass.” ( http://jas.fass.org/cgi/reprint/79/5/1142 ) Another study corroborated these results but asserted that “if stalling was necessary, 12-h daily turnout is enough to prevcnt decreases in bone mineral content.”( http://jas.fass.org/cgi/reprint/79/5/1142 ) Despite the negative aspects of the stalls, the size of the stall provided at farm 2 at 12x12 feet is certainly sufficient: “A 12x12 foot is most desirable” ( Horses By J. Warren Evans). Feeding:
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course ANSC 3100 taught by Professor Cherney&regenstein during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Scenario 3a_Problem_Set_Solution - General: Exercise is...

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