April 27, 2013 - Common Nutrient Deficiencies

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Depending on lifestyle and location, some horses might be at risk for suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances

by Sharon Biggs Waller

For the most part, horse owners have little to fear when it comes to nutrient deficiencies in their horses’ diets. Nowadays many horses consume commercially prepared feed balanced for their energy, protein, vitamin, and
mineral needs.

Dr. Kathleen Crandell, equine nutritionist at Kentucky Equine Research, explained that most horse owners in the United States have access to good-quality forages, and North American horses live fairly healthy lives. However, we
shouldn’t take these things for granted.

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