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Effect of oat processing on the glycaemic and insulin responses in horses

Published: 2003-04-25

Brief content of the article
The authors evaluated the effects of different oat processing techniques on the plasma glucose and insulin response in 6 horses (aged: 4-15 y). The horses were fed according to a cross-over design: untreated oats, finely ground, steam flaked and popped oats. Oat feeding resulted in a higher mean plasma glucose and insulin respose but there were no clear effects of oat processing on the measured parameters.
Keywords: feed processing; thermal processing; oats; starch.

Reference
Vervuert, I. Coenen, M. and Bothe. 2003. Effects of oat processing on the glycaemic and insulin responses in horses. J.Anim. Physiol. a Anim. Nutr. 87: 96-104.

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http://www.blackwell.de/