Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Reading Horse feed labels

 
So someone sent this lable to me to have a look over in the highlighted red are my responses.
Also found in my book Natural Equine Remedies
 


Crude Protein (min.) ............................................................................... 25.00%
Way too much protein horses can only handle 10% protein and under
 

Too much protein throws the intestinal tract digestive process out of balance. Poor digestion and an altered pH are often the result. Remember, horses are grazing animals, and require little protein compared to dogs and people. In the cattle industry, the ill effects of excess protein have been well studied, yet farmers still feed too much of it.

Horses do great and have less health problems on a low protein diet; on a high protein diet you will see ligament, tendon and kidney issues arise. You must watch your horse‟s protein intake carefully. Dr. T.W. Swerczek at the University of Kentucky feels that a diet high in protein and low in fiber can predispose stressed horses to become ill.
Lysine (min.) ............................................................................................. 1.40%

Crude Fat (min.) ....................................................................................... 2.00%

Crude Fiber (max.) ................................................................................... 6.00%

 
Dehulled Soybean Meal Estrogen throwing off the hormone's in your horse, Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings, Whey, Pulverized Oats,

Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Oxide, Lignin Sulfonate, Animal Fat carnivores.What horse never eat and Vegetable Oil Hello horse do not have a gallbladder hard to diegest bocks mineral absoption

Ethoxyquin (a preservative),

Ethoxyquin – an EPA-regulated pesticide. This does not have to be labeled now. It is a rubber stabilizer and aids as a preservative for long shelf life.
All of these substances are banned from human food; some promote kidney disease, stomach tumors and more. No horse owner really wants these toxic chemicals in the body of their beloved horse.

Salt,
Refined white salt is a biologically changing, completely unnatural and chemicalized substance. Refinery salt may legally receive up to 2% of chemical additives, such as bleaches, anti-caking agents, and conditioners. Ferrocyanide, yellow prussiate of soda, tricalcium phosphate, calcium aluminosilicate, and sodium aluminosilicate are anti-caking agents whose role is to prevent the salt from mixing with water in the box or in the body. This prevents the salt from doing one of its important functions: remineralizing the organism.
For more information- www.happynaturalhorse.com

www.holisticlivestock.com/redmond_natural_mineral_salt.htm

Why would any horse lover feed the above ingredients to their horse and have health issues down the road?


 

2 comments:

city said...

thanks for posting.

siccha said...

The level of activity and function of the horse has a bearing on the overall diet. Horses in higher activity levels would be horses that are trained regularly and ridden on a regular basis like performance horses as compared to pasture ornaments.