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AN 243take home - 2 What is a limiting amino acid in the...

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AN 243 Equine Nutrition Take Home Exam Due 3/20/06 1. Pick a commercially available equine multivitamin or mineral supplement. List the ingredients. Determine, based on what we have covered thus far a. whether the individual nutrients contained in the supplement are necessary additions to the diet of a mature idle horse for maintenance. (Assume horse is being fed free choice mixed grass hay and has access to a plain salt block.) Grass hay profile: b. which of the individual nutrients, if any, would be the source of a possible toxicosis if the owner used the wrong scoop and fed the supplement at 5x the labeled dose for a long period of time (say, 6 months).
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Unformatted text preview: 2. What is a limiting amino acid in the diet? How does it differ from an essential amino acid? Give an example of each . 3. It has been a terrible year for hay. A local barn owner decides to feed a complete feed in pelleted form. In order to keep the horses from eating the barn down after they finish the pellets, she buys a truckload of oat straw of good quality, and feeds it as roughage. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Why or why not? What problems, if any, is this likely to cause? 4. What is one advantage of processing grains used in concentrates? What is one disadvantage?...
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