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Gold product advisor course

Developing your understanding of horse nutrition

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  • Part 1 - Colic and Digestive Upsets

  • 1. What does the horse rely on to break down fibre for it?

    (1 mark)
  • 2. Feeding two Stubbs scoops of cereals per day increases the risk of colic by how much?

    (1 mark)
  • 3. Why are older horses more prone to impaction colic?

    (2 marks)
  • 4. Name two types of fibre that are useful for performance horses as they are more digestible

    (2 marks)
  • 5. If an owner was concerned about their horse with loose droppings what questions would you ask and what factors would you consider in trying to determine the cause of the problem

    (4 marks)
  • Part 2 - Laminitis, EMS & PPID

  • 6. Inflammation of what tissue results in the pain associated with laminitis?

    (1 mark)
  • 7. Give three symptoms of laminitis

    (3 marks)
  • 8. Laminitis is a symptom of what two underlying endocrine issues?

    (2 marks)
  • 9. What does EMS stand for?

    (1 mark)
  • 10. What is Insulin Resistance?

    (1 mark)
  • 11. Why are overweight horses prone to EMS?

    (2 marks)
  • 12. What individuals is PPID most commonly seen in?

    (1 mark)
  • 13. Name two symptoms of PPID

    (2 marks)
  • 14. For horses with PPID and EMS what two nutrients should be fed in restricted quantities?

    (2 marks)
  • 15. Name 2-3 Dengie products and give 3-4 pieces of advice that you would give to an owner of an overweight horse with EMS that is stabled due to laminitis

    (6 marks)