March 17, 2018 - Growth Rate in Foals

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Growth Rate in Foals

by Heather Smith Thomas

FOALS GROW FASTEST during the first months of life. Genetics, feed, and environment all play roles in growth and skeletal development. Brian Nielsen, PhD (Professor of exercise physiology and nutrition at Michigan State University) says many horse breeders tend to breed for big horses because big ones often sell better.

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