Prefereces of horses (University of Sweden)


Conclusions of the study:

  • In horses diets where the only food is cereal silage, water consumed is much higher.
  • In these silage-based diets, the body of the horses evaporation is much higher, up to 60%.
  • The horses body heat poseeen higher in diets based on corn silage compared with hay-based diets or dried fodder.
  • A minor amount of neutral detergent fiber contained in diets based on corn silage is why increasing the dry matter digestibility of these diets.
  • Although silage based diets cereals intended for horses with less amount of dry matter, the dry meteria has much more energy compared to the energy of the dry matter of diets based on hay, haylage or dry feed.
  • The digestibility of crude protein was 13% higher in diets based on grain silo in the hay or haylage.
  • Also another reason for increased digestibility of crude protein in diets based on grain silo is the hydrolysis of proteins to amino acids takes place during the process of the formation of the silo (silage processes or stages of =)
  • The increase in acid detergent fiber in the diet from grain silos made to increase in the last section of the intestine and feces concentration of volatile fatty acids.
  • In silage diet caballso used as there is clearly an increased excretion of urine in the animals used in the studies compared with diets of hay or haylage.
  • In diets based on grain silo there is a greater tendency to acidity of urine pH compared with diets based on feed or haylage. This is because the amount of protein aumqneta raw ingierten these animals with a diet based on corn silage diets compared to hay, haylage and dried feed.
  • There is an increased water intake and excretion in the urine it because in diets of horses that are used primarily grain silo there is a higher potassium intake.



Forrajes frescos para caballos: Un mercado en crecimiento en los países escandinavos (421)

Silage for Horses- a Growing Market in Scandinavia (319)

Preference of horses for grass conserved as hay, haylage or silage – C.E. Muller (264)

Storage of small bale silage and haylage – influence of storage period on fermentation variables and microbial composition – C.E. Mueller (2007) (260)

Assessment of hygienic quality of haylage fed to healthy horses – C.E. Mueller (2011) (248)

Long-stemmed vs. cut haylage in bales—Effects on fermentation, aerobic storage stability, equine eating behaviour and characteristics of equine faeces – C.E. Mueller (2009) (246)

Equine ingestion of haylage harvested at different plant maturity stages – C.E. Mueller (2011) (264)

Equine digestion of diets based on haylage harvested at different plant maturities – C.E. Müller (2012) (410)

Effects on exercise response, fluid and acid-base balance of protein intake from forage-only diets in Standardbred horses – M.Connysson (2006) (226)

Digestibility and plasma glucose and insulin concentrations in athletic horses after abrupt feed changes between grass silage and hay – S. Muhonen (2008) (234)

Effects on fluid balance, digestion and exercise response in Standardbred horses fed silage, haylage and hay – S Muhonen (2008) (440)

Effects of crude protein intake from grass silage-only diets on the equine colon ecosystem after an abrupt feed change – S. Muhonen (2008) (1862)

Effects on the equine colon ecosystem of grass silage and haylage diets after an abrupt change from hay – S. Muhonen (2009) (293)