ETN CPD - Nutrition Answers November 2015
1. When is grass at its richest?
2. Approximately how much does a typical small bale of hay weigh?
3. Why is hay soaked?
A) To make it the same as haylage
B) Because horses prefer it that way
C) To reduce the respirable dust content
4. Does a full haynet of hay contain more fibre than the same haynet full of haylage?
A) Yes (because haylage contains more water so weight for weight there is less fibre)
B) No (because a haynet of haylage weighs more than a one containing hay)
5. Haylage can be stored outside
6. The sugar content of hay and haylage is minimal
A) Always – forage is high in fibre
B) Never – Forage is made from grass that is rich in sugar
C) It depends on growing and harvest factors, so best to check if you are worried
7. What energy sources in compound feeds are used to help reduce excitability?
A) Fibre and oil
B) Starch and sugar
C) Proteins and amino acids
8. Which of the below is not a current category of compound feed for horses?
A) Racehorse feeds
B) Feeds for senior or aged horses
C) Feeds suitable for chestnut mares
D) Breeding feeds
E) Feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis
9. What sort of supplement would you expect to see magnesium in?
A) A digestive supplement
B) A hoof supplement
C) A calming supplement
10. Which nutrient would you expect to find in a hoof supplement?
A) Vitamin A
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