Raising LivestockSigns Your Horse May Have a Nutrient Deficiency

Signs Your Horse May Have a Nutrient Deficiency

10 signs that your horse may have a nutrient deficiency. When feeding horses, it’s essential to recognize that there are 6 basic nutrient categories, which should be met.

These include water, minerals, vitamins, fat, protein, and carbohydrate. Oftentimes, feed companies would balance the first 5 nutrients for you. But, it’s vital not to forget about providing your horses with water.

Signs Your Horse May Have a Nutrient Deficiency

A healthy and normal horse will consume 5 to 15 gallons of water daily depending on the activity level, temperature, and humidity. Clean water must be provided daily and must be available always for your horse to drink whenever it’s thirsty. If it isn’t possible, horses must be watered at least twice everyday and allowed some minutes to drink every time.

Horses that don’t drink enough water are susceptible to some conditions including intestinal impactions, dehydration, and some colic forms. The nutritional requirements of horses may vary from one horse to another.
It’s important to examine the feed tag and evaluate whether or not that feeds would meet the needs of your horse. Typically, the manufacturers put the instructions of feeding on the tag to help the buyers determine if feeds are appropriate for horses and how much of that must be fed to every individual.

But, it’s importable to look at a certain feed and understand the reason why it’s a great choice or not for your house.
It is crucial to pay importance to the basic principles of horse nutrition.

With these, you will be able to avoid the signs of nutritional deficiencies that are common in horses. If you want to prevent nutritional deficiencies in your horses, make sure to be aware of the common signs discussed by Savvy Horsewoman.


Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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