In this episode, Dr David Marlin looks closer at Sugar and Starch – Are they always bad for horses?
Sugar and starch are everywhere in our horse’s diets. Even grass can be a source of sugar and starch. And in fact, our horses might struggle on a ZERO sugar and ZERO starch diet, which is good news because it would be impossible to achieve. And part of the sugar and starch problem is how it’s fed. So a horse eating grass or hay with a moderate sugar or starch content over the course of several hours will cope better from a metabolic perspective than if the same volume of sugar and starch were given in one go in a hard feed that could be eaten in 10 minutes!
Dr David Marlin has delved into great detail on this subject, and to read and learn more on this, please check out the extensive article on the website here >>> Sugar and Starch – Good or Bad?