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Re: Horse too fast!!

Dear Tom:
        Many thanks for your prompt reply.  My memory is hazy, but I believe
Kronfeld from UPA (20 years ago) said, 40 % as dry matter basis rather than
% of energy.
        I am very intrigued by your mention of muscle fiber types.  It
raises the q.: should horses with different muscle compositions get
different diets?  Certainly horses vary by breed.  I would assume that dogs
vary by breed.  Dog sledding is certainly an endurance activity.
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Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: Horse too fast!!

>In a message dated 2/17/99 7:35:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
><< Dear Susan & Tom:
>         We are beginners at feeding for endurance.  Where do we go for a
> synopsis of the current feeding theories and the research on which they
> based?  Our historical plan has been free choice alfalfa/grass hay or
> pasture with whole corn added according to work level and body condition.
> What are your recommendations for adjustments?  I am sympathetic to the
> of feeding energy dense fat, I've been told that sled dogs have a 40% fat
> diet, but I am also attracted by the idea of the quick readily usable
> from starches.
>  Quentin >>
>40% fat means 60% energy from other sources. And dogs are almost all fast
>twitch high oxidative muscle cells--they'll burn fat.
>In truth, you'll play hell tring to make sense of all the
>carbohydrate/fat/exercise studies. But, for a start, go to pubmed and
>for carbohydrate + fat + exercise.

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