ETN CPD - Nutrition Answers November 2018
1. What is the minimum fibre intake for a horse or pony (dry matter)?
A) 10g per kg of bodyweight
B) 15g per kg of bodyweight
C) 20g per kg of bodyweight
2. Horses are
3. What do microorganisms in the horse’s gut do?
A) Ferment and break down fibre
B) Efficiently process protein
C) Damage the gut wall
4. How long every day should a horse be ideally able to forage and chew for in order to support their digestive and mental health?
A) 10-12 hours a day
B) 6-8 hours a day
C) 16-18 hours a day
5. Is haylage always nutritionally richer than hay?
6. What is the main advantage of haylage?
A) It is damp which helps stop mould spores travelling into and damaging the lungs
B) It weighs more than hay so less needs to be fed
C) It’s fermented so it’s more palatable than hay
7. Should horses on a hay only diet receive vitamin and mineral supplementation?
8. If feeding straw what is the maximum amount that should be used to replace hay?
9. What does WSC stand for?
A) Water soluble carbohydrate
B) Water saturated carbohydrate
C) Water structured calories
10. Can short chopped fibres be used to completely replace hay?
A) Yes, some can because they have similar levels of protein, fibre and energy
B) Yes, all chopped fibres can be used to replace hay
C) No – chopped fibres are only suitable for extending the eating time for compound feeds
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