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#1 Ole Timer Still Learnin

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:44 AM

Calorie Requirements for 1000# Horse(Approximate).

How many calories does my horse need per day? The activity and work level of your horse is an important factor in determining the calories your horse needs. REMEMBER, each horse has the potential to be different in their metabolic rate, and therefore, nobody can tell you exactly what you should be providing at any given time. Only you can figure it out, based on the horses condition.

Activity Level..........Daily Calories

Maintenance......Approximately 15,000 calories
Moderate work....Approximately 25,000 calories
Heavy work.......Approximately 33,000 calories

How many calories do different feeds provide? Listed below are calories per pound for different

types of feeds.

Feed...............Calories Per Pound

Green Pasture...........245
Orchard Grass Hay.......872
Alfalfa Hay.............977
Timothy Hay.............804

Alfalfa Pellets.........970
Corn...................1,536
Premium Oats...........1,250
Beet Pulp..............1,059
Rice Bran..............1,600
Corn Oil...............4,081

#2 Ole Timer Still Learnin

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:44 AM

Calorie Requirements for 1000# Horse(Approximate).

How many calories does my horse need per day? The activity and work level of your horse is an important factor in determining the calories your horse needs. REMEMBER, each horse has the potential to be different in their metabolic rate, and therefore, nobody can tell you exactly what you should be providing at any given time. Only you can figure it out, based on the horses condition.

Activity Level..........Daily Calories

Maintenance......Approximately 15,000 calories
Moderate work....Approximately 25,000 calories
Heavy work.......Approximately 33,000 calories

How many calories do different feeds provide? Listed below are calories per pound for different

types of feeds.

Feed...............Calories Per Pound

Green Pasture...........245
Orchard Grass Hay.......872
Alfalfa Hay.............977
Timothy Hay.............804

Alfalfa Pellets.........970
Corn...................1,536
Premium Oats...........1,250
Beet Pulp..............1,059
Rice Bran..............1,600
Corn Oil...............4,081