Nutritional Articles

Feeding management of Icelandic horses in Iceland and after importation in Germany with emphasis on selenium supply, 1st communication.

Published: 2004-10-18

Brief content of the article
Original title: Futterungspraxis von Islandpferden in Island und nach Import in Deutschland unter besonderer Berucksichtigung der Selenversorgung - 1. Mitteilung.

The aim of this study was to investigate feeding practice in Iceland in comparison to germany with special emphasis on selenium supply. 90 Icelandic horses on 16 farms were monitored in Iceland, and 40 horses of this population were imported to Germany. After importation horses were observed for another six months. Feed and bloodsamples were collected in a regular interval in Iceland and in Germany. The main conclusion was that mineral supply differed between Iceland and Germany, especially selenium intake was very low in Iceland. The authors concluded that selenium supplementation should be limited in Icelandic horses regarding to their assumed adaptation to the specific conditions in Iceland.
Keywords: feeding management, selenium, icelandic Horse, Iceland, Germany

Reference
Vervuert, I., Coenen, M. and Braun, S. 2004. Feeding management of Icelandic horses in Iceland and after importation in Germany with emphasis on selenium supply, 1st communication. Pferdeheilkunde 20: 23-29.

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