Those who own horses, just like any other pet, want the best nutrition for them. What can become an issue is not the desire, but the knowledge required to give your animal the very best since, let’s face it, they all deserve it! However, the sources of information that provide this type of required details are different and at times, even contradict one another. How do you ensure you are truly giving your horse optimum nutrition to ensure it becomes, and stays, as healthy as possible?
The Equine Nutrition Program at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) provides answers and courses that could suit your needs. They offer information that is quite different from the mainstream and widespread sources available since they believe that, just like humans, horses (and perhaps other pets) are not fed the sort of food that nature truly intended for them. A deeper and more global study of the equine’s biological and physiological needs is required. Most companies look for isolated nutritional elements, and this is definitely not sufficient. Food should not come from a laboratory, where the employees tell horse owners that supplements are the key. It is not so.
Furthermore, not only is the food often insufficient and not blended well together to create the best results, companies that manufacture mainstream brands typically create the ‘fits all’ type of food that tries to answer to every dietary requirement. Not only do equine species each require its own type of food, but each horse has needs that must be addressed individually.
The main idea is to create a ‘whole food’ that suits each horse’s system and gives it the best match. A basic understanding of the horse’s digestive functions is required to accurately select and measure what each horse needs. Several readers already perform this daily action with an exemplary determination. What needs to be understood further is to ensure the horse is not eating food that was never meant for its digestive track. Some may be surprised by the information you could uncover by researching, or taking a class in, horse nutrition.
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