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EQUINE NUTRITION 2 Abstract. Nutrition is the most crucial characteristic of the body of an animal. Animals require energy to perform day to day functions; this energy is obtained from the food that the animal ingests. The process of an animal ingesting food and using the diet to yield energy for the animal is known as nutrition. The equines, especially the horse, have a unique digestive tract, which can cause instant death in case there is a simple feed complication. Horses are complex animals, and their digestive system does not allow them to regurgitate feed; hence, once they swallow something, they have to deal with a very miserable life, or in other words, it could lead to the death of an animal if what is ingested is dangerous or poisonous. A method of feeding horses knows as extrusion feeding is the most preferred to other methods for feeding athlete horses. This method increases the digestibility of the feeds a great deal while at the same time, ensuring that the animal has a constant supply of amino acids and vitamins.
EQUINE NUTRITION 3 Equine Nutrition in Competition Reining Horses Equine is an animal from the horse family, and in this context, we are going to talk about a horse. Nutrition is the intake of food substances to supply energy for the body to function correctly and to remain healthy always. Equine nutrition is the study of how horses take in food substances and how they utilize the food substance to provide energy for the body to carry out their day to day activities ( Frape, 2008 ). Equines are very delicate animals with a very delicate digestive system, which, if complicated a little, can lead to the death of the animal. The digestive system is fragile because the equines, especially the horse, lack the capability of vomiting something once ingested. Therefore, if the animal swallowed something poisonous, then the best outcome for the action is the death of the animal or the worst outcome, which could be suffering from the animal and leading a very uncomfortable life. Due to this unique nature of the horse,
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