"Feed for Thought": The CA:P Ratio Explained
By Suzie Middlebrook, BSc | Cavalor Nutrition Specialist
When formulating the perfect diet for your horse, one should look at the total intake of nutrients as well as some of the ratios of those nutrients compared to other nutrients. While there are several important nutrient ratios in the world of equine nutrition, such as iron:copper (4:1) or calcium:magnesium (2:1), the most talked about ratio in equine nutrition is the calcium:phosphorus ratio. Often times you will hear of the well-meaning horse owner calculating endlessly to get the perfect calcium:phosphorus ratio for their horse’s diet. So what is the calcium:phosphorus ratio and why is it important?
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