Horse Feed Calculator

Chestnut horse with a blaze eating his dinner in a black rubber feeder

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.

http://www.horsemath.com/horse-feed-calculator

Peace and good feed,

The Nerd

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Seeking Nutrition Advice

Dear ENN blog readers,
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 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.
4) Pay for a consult with me.  I write my blogs because I enjoy researching equine nutrition and as a way to offer FREE information. It would be a full time (unpaid) job if I answered all the requests I receive and I simply cannot afford to do this.  
In order for me to answer your requests and so that I can make a solid recommendation a consult with me includes/requires:
1) You to fill out and return a comprehensive evaluation form of your concerns.
2) Pictures or videos of your horse.
3) Records from your vet.
4) Feed labels of, and the actual weight of, the feed stuffs you are feeding
5) At least 30 minutes of your time to discuss your concerns via phone.
The cost for a 30 minute consult is $75.00.  If this is something you feel you want to pursue here is the link to schedule
Thank you!
Peace and Good Feed,
The Nerd
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