Adding supplements or electrolytes to water can decrease intake in horses.
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Grazing muzzles are an effective means of restricting pasture intake by ponies.
Steaming represents a management strategy for reducing dust and mold levels and increasing dry matter intake in some hays. However, steaming should not replace the main goal of feeding good quality (i.e. low in dust and mold) hay.
The Pre-Vent feeder design seems useful for increasing time spent eating and reducing grain wastage.
No difference was found in healthy horses.
Results in dry matter losses.
Horses ate more in the PM, likely in response to increases in nonstructural carbohydrates.
Ponies anticipated the restricted grazing time period and ate more quickly.
The lower the pH of the water, the less the horses will consume.
Using obstacles in the feed bucket increased feed intake time.
Horses consumed more dry matter during the first 4 hours than the second 4.
Abrupt change from pasture to hay results in decreased body weight.
Avoid hay with nonstructural carbohydrate content of greater than 16%
Effectiveness of total mixed rations (TMR)
Alfalfa hay may help with gastric ulcers.
It is important to use a feeder to reduce waste.