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Horses - Diet and Nutrition/salt per 100kgs body weight


hello ma'am, regarding equine diet, how much quantity salt shall I add per 100kg body weight?

Hello Rohit,

Thank you for your question.  The NRC Nutrient Requirements of Horses (Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses, 2007) recommends 1.6-1.8 grams per kg of dry matter intake for maintenance, growing horses and late gestation mares, and 3.6 grams per kg dry matter intake for horses in moderate to heavy work.

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Corlena Patterson


I can help with any of your horse nutrition questions and concerns. I have been involved with horses for closing on 40 years, with a B.Sc in Animal Science and currently working on an M.Sc in Equine Science with the University of Edinburgh. I have owned my own feed store, consulted professionally as an equine nutritionist, and lectured in the fields of equine and dairy nutrition at the University level for 5 years. I have developed and currently market 'Ration-X', a ration formulation program for horses...designed for the everyday horse owner. I am happy to help in any way I can.


Experienced in developing and implementing feed programs for horses of all disciplines, creating custom horse supplements and managing inter-disciplinary equine facilities. Specialize in equine nutrition consulting.

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M.Sc (Equine Science-current), B.Sc(Agr) Animal Science, Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification, Farrier Certification, Equine Consultant Certification, Certified Equine Appraiser, Certified in Emergency Equine Rescue.

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