Dietary Energy Utilization

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alyssau12
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299451
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Dietary Energy Utilization
Updated:
2015-03-29 15:35:35
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ANSC
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Equine Nutrition
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ANSC
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  1. Where does apparent DE come from?
    exogenous sources only
  2. What affects how long digestion takes?
    amount of processing in grains
  3. How much calcium and phosphorus are found in grains?
    • high levels of phosphorus
    • low levels of calcium
  4. What are most feeds balanced for?
    Crude Protein
  5. relationship between Fiber and DE?
    inverse
  6. How much crude fiber is found in complete feeds?
    19% or higher
  7. DE for maintenance:
    .03 x BW
  8. What do you consider when determining BCS?
    • age
    • breed
    • activity level
  9. What is the ideal BCS?
    5-6
  10. Where do you feel for fat when determining BCS?
    • neck
    • withers
    • loin
    • tailhead
    • ribs
    • shoulder
  11. What is regional adiposity?
    • pockets of fat found on the horse with certain metabolic issues
    • aren't taken into account during BCS
  12. What causes an energy deficit?
    • lack of sufficient feed
    • GI tract won't hold feed
    • unable to chew
    • age-related GI tract changes
    • feed refusal due to stress, illness, injury, etc
  13. What causes an energy excess?
    • too much feed
    • not enough exercise

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