ETN CPD - Nutrition Answers July 2017
1. Which measurement of age describes a horse’s actual age in years?
2. Does age alone affect digestive efficiency?
3. What % of older horses were found to be overweight in the UK?
4. What is a typical sign of dental disease in older horses?
A) Being overweight
5. Insulin dysfunction is often a component of?
A) Dental Disease
B) Joint Disease
C) PPID (Cushing’s syndrome)
6. When feeding an older horse that is ‘young at heart’ what should you continue to monitor?
A) Their resting heart beat
B) Their body condition score and signs of age related conditions
7. In an aged but overweight horse what is the minimum amount of forage you should feed as the complete diet?
A) 10g/kg bodyweight
B) 15g/kg bodyweight
C) 20g/kg bodyweight
D) 25g/kg bodyweight
8. Which nutrients should you restrict to help maintain insulin sensitivity?
A) Starch and sugar
B) Oil and fats
9. In horses with PPID what % NSC should you maintain the total diet under?
10. In horses and ponies that need a complete diet to replace forage how many meals should you ideally feed a day?
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