Equine Nutrition Welcome to the Ultimate Nutritional knowledge quiz. Think you know your horses health? Try your skills with this quick quiz. 1. What percentage of show horses and non-performance horses (even foals) are affected by equine gastric ulcers? 40% 50% 60% 70%2. What is possibly the most under supplemented mineral in commercial equine feeds? Sodium Potassium Phosphorus Iron Magnesium3. Why is it important to avoid sudden feed changes? Increase energy levels Increase risk of colic Increase of water intake4. When should you feed dietary supplements designed to help replenish the beneficial bacteria in the equine digestive tract? Abrupt change in feed Floating/travelling Heavy exercise Medications All of the above None of the above5. At what age is a horse considered to be a senior and may require special feed and care? 8 10 12 15 306. Tying up is caused by a build up of lactic acid in the muscles. True or False. True False7. Which horses require more protein? Lactating Senior Geldings Growing8. Which of these is most effective for control of sand accumulation in the gut?Plantago Ovata flowers in springtime, this plant is grown abundantly around the Northern Rivers of NSW. Water Wheat bran Flax Psyllium9. What can protein deficiency lead to? Too much energy Impaction Hoof wall problems Rapid growth10. Select all that apply: Which of the following are potential benefits to feeding a horse hemp? Support of joint health Healthy inflammatory response Promote relaxation and mental alertness without drowsiness All of the above None of the aboveTime is Up!