publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Metabolism and hindgut ecosystem in forage fed sedentary and athletic horses

Muhonen, Sara;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The objective of this thesis was to study the effects of forage crude protein content and forage conservation method on metabolism and hindgut ecosystem, abrupt feed changes and exercise response. In total 22 horses, both sedentary and athletic, were used. The sedentary horses were fistulated in right ventral colon and the athletic horses were in Standardbred race training. In the sedentary horses bacterial counts, volatile fatty acid (VFA), pH and dry matter (DM) in colon content and faeces and in the athletic horses nitrogen intake and excretion, fluid and acid-base balance, digestibility and exercise response were measured. Forages used in the studies were 1)...
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