All horses should, independent of their use, be given a sufficient amount of roughage to resemble their natural feeding pattern as far as possible, as a guideline the daily supply should be at least 1.2 kg of hay pr. 100 kg horse or 2 kg dry wrap hay pr. 100 kg horse. Horses should have access to roughage both when housed and when in paddocks. If roughage is not fed or fed in insufficient amounts, this may harm gut health, result in colic due to eating sand, and induce the development of certain other abnormal behaviors. Roughage should be feed at ground level, since this best resembles the normal feeding position of the horse and will support the health of the respiratory tract. If hay nets are used care should be taken to prevent legs from becoming entangled in the net. Any feed changes should be done gradually over some days. Feeding equipment should be kept clean and be placed in a way that minimizes contamination. In group housing or in paddocks there should be sufficient feeding space to avoid competition and aggression among horses. The body condition of the horses should be monitored to avoid both too thin and too fat horses. Guidelines for body condition scoring are readily available on the internet. All feed should be stored under hygienic conditions, and be of good quality and free of mould and dust.
Horses’ need for water depend mainly on the level of activity, ambient temperature, and water content of the feed. A horse will typically drink 5 – 10 % of its body weight daily. Lactating mares and horses with a high level of activity such as race horses may drink more. Horses prefer to drink from a water surface, but learn without difficulty to drink from a water cup. When water cups are used, they should have a water flow of at least 8 liters pr. minute in order to ensure sufficient water intake. Horses should preferably have free access to water, and should not be without water for more than four hours. This also applies to horses in paddocks and on pasture. During winter conditions with temperatures below zero extra precautions should be taken to ensure this for example by providing heated watering equipment or regular supply of wet water. Watering equipment should be kept clean, and be placed in a way that minimizes contamination. In group housing or in paddocks and on pasture there should be sufficient drinking space to avoid competition and aggression among horses.
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|2.A full range of design and style options.|
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|4.Wood, wire mesh, round pipe are optional as infill material.|
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