Nutritional Articles

Influence of dietary fat and time of hay feeding on growth and development of yearling horses

Published: 1998-12-31

Authors:
Ott, E.A and Kivipelto, J.

Brief content of the article:
Ott et al. (1998) studied the influence of fat and the time of hay feeding on growth and development of yearling Quarterhorses. Research questions were “would fat supplementation influence feed intake, growth and development and would the time of hay feeding influence energy metabolism when yearlings were fed a basal or a fat-supplemented diet. The time of feeding did not affect plasma glucose concentrations in the fat supplemented horses. Glucose and insuling were lower before morningfeeding and peaked after morning and afternoon feeding. Fat supplementation did not affect plasma insulin. The researchers suggested that fat suplementation (5%) may reduce feed intake but will not reduce growth and development if al other nutrients are fed at requirement
Keywords: corn oil; fat; hay; glucose; insulin; growth

Reference:
Ott, E.A and Kivipelto, J., Influence of dietary fat and time of hay feeding on growth and development of yearling horses, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Volume 18, Number 4, 1998, p 254 - 259.

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