Nutrient Overview

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alyssau12
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299457
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Nutrient Overview
Updated:
2015-03-29 16:09:52
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ANSC
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Equine Nutrition
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  1. Why are legumes higher in CP?
    they are better at converting nitrogen
  2. What is the primary energy source?
    Carbohydrates
  3. What are the types of carbohydrates?
    • starch/simple sugars
    • fiber
  4. What link starches?
    • alpha bonds
    • easily broken by enzymes
  5. What link fiber?
    • beta bonds
    • microbes
  6. What is the importance of lignin?
    assists with water movement in the digestive system
  7. Lipids provide more energy than
    carbohydrates
  8. functions of lipids:
    • energy (fatty acids/glycerol)
    • components of cell membranes
    • regulatory factors (sex hormones)
  9. How to determine body weight:
    Heart Girth2 x Body weight/ 330

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