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Effects of level of dietary protein and exercise on growth rates of horses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4054089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rates of growth were measured in two-year-old (Experiment 1) and nine-month-old (Experiment 2) horses fed high (12 or 14 per cent) or low (6 or 8 per cent) crude protein diets with one of two levels of exercise (0 or 12 km trotting per day at 12 km/h). In the non-exercised horses feed intakes and growth rates were greater on the high than on the low protein diets. Exercise increased feed intakes and growth rates of horses on the low but not the high protein diets, so that in the exercised groups there were no significant differences in feed intakes or growth rates between the horses on the two dietary protein levels. Exercise increased the apparent digestibility of dry matter, energy and crude protein. There were no differences in skeletal characteristics caused by either dietary protein level or exercise. These results suggest that the growing horse, if exercised regularly, may be given a diet of lower protein concentration than currently recommended without significant reduction in growth rate.
R K Orton; I D Hume; R A Leng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0425-1644     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-16     Completed Date:  1985-12-16     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage,  analysis*
Horses / growth & development*,  metabolism
Physical Exertion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins

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