The National Research Council (NRC) creates nutritional requirements for each species. With horses they use a calculator that factors in specific things for each individual horse in order to be certain the horse’s nutritional needs are being met.
As you could probably figure out, a race horse needs a different diet than a pasture ornament. A warm blood broodmare has different dietary needs than a miniature horse.
I found this horse feed calculator that is VERY similar on HorseMath.com Click this link and fill in the necessary info to determine what your horse(s) needs and to see if his current diet meets them.
I truly love equine nutrition and love helping horse owners help their horses, unfortunately, I do not have the time to answer the 100s of PMs and emails I receive every week seeking advice. I feel bad not answering but I simply cannot for several reasons:
1) There is not enough information provided to offer solutions.
2) There is always a liability without this information.
3) My time and experience has value.
I really do appreciate and thank you for taking the time to write me and to read my blog but if you need answers that are not in one of my blogs (use the search bar to see if your topic is on the blog) if I suggest you:
1) Call your vet– they know your horse and need to be involved with their health plan.
2) Call your feed company– they have great feed reps that know usually know alot about nutrition. If they don’t find one that does.
3) Contact your State college that has an equine program. They usually have someone with a PhD in equine nutrition or Masters level students.