10. The best way to assure that your horse gets the minerals he/she requires is to:
11. True or False: All horses require some type of electrolyte supplement in the summer
12. An 1100 pound horse requires the following amount of sodium a day to meet maintenance requirements:
a) 10 grams
b) 5 grams
c) 20 grams
d) horses don't need extra sodium
13. What electrolyte is very rich in all forages and rarely needs to be supplemented?
14. The best source of iodine for your horse is :
a) a mineral block
b) seaweed/kelp with a guaranteed analysis
c) free choice minerals
d) 1-2 ounces of iodized table salt
e) sea salt
15. The most efficient source of energy for your horse is:
d) amino acids
16. Which 500 kg horse has the higher energy requirements?
a) mare in light work
c) gelding in moderate work
d) lactating mare
e) pregnant mare
17. A dry, faded, bleached coat is usually a sign of:
a) bad genes
18. Anemia in an adult horse (that is not caused by blood loss) is more than likely caused by:
b) copper/zinc deficiency & imbalance
c) not enough sodium
d) not enough Vit D
e) too much sun
a) an iron deficiency
b) a copper deficiency
c) not enough grain in the diet
d) eating dirt
19. The signs of a magnesium deficiency are:
a) much like the symptoms of EPSM/PSSM
c) twitching or spasming muscles
d) reluctance to canter
e) all of the above
20. True or false? A good rule of thumb is to feed a horse between 1.5% to 2% of its body weight daily.
9. b and/or d
If you missed more than 4 questions you really should consider taking Dr. Kellon's basic nutrition course "NRC Plus"
If you answered all of the questions correctly....trust me ....you'll still be amazed at what you learn from the NRC Plus course.