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1 Highs and lows of equine nutrition Toxicities and Deficiencies Energy • Deficiency • Toxicity (Excess) Protein • Deficiency – Reduced growth – Weight loss – Reduced performance or production – Slow hair growth and shedding • Toxicity – Expensive urine!
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2 Minerals • Calcium – Deficiency – DOD, decreased bone density, fractures, big head disease – Excess – DOD, P deficiency • Phosphorus – Deficiency – bone demineralization, decreased feed intake, fractures – Excess – big head disease, Ca deficiency Minerals •S a l t – Deficiency – decrease sweating and performance, decrease food/water intake, excess licking and constipation – Excess – colic, diarrhea, weak, staggering, recumbency • Potassium – Deficiency – fatigue, muscle weakness, lethargy, exercise intolerance, decreased feed and water intake – Excess – none clinically seen, except HYPP horses Minerals
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ADSC 4390 taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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