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Equine Essentials: Feeding Equine Patients With Metabolic Syndrome test by Jennifer A. Wrigley , CVT

1. According to the BCS system developed by Dr. Don Henneke, what is the ideal BCS?
2. To reduce the risk of GI disturbance, the daily amount of forage should weigh no less than _____ of a horse’s body weight.
3. The rationale for soaking hay that is fed to EMS patients is to extract __________ from the hay.
4. Studies that measured the NSC content of pasture at different times of day found that grazing _________ is ideal for horses with insulin resistance (IR).
5. Which concentrate is most appropriate to feed EMS patients?
6. Which exercise regimen is acceptable (if approved by a veterinarian) for managing EMS in conjunction with dietary changes?
7. In EMS patients, all dietary changes should be made gradually over
8. Which NSC concentration for hay is recommended for horses with IR?
9. Consumption of feeds with a high _______ content triggers a significant increase in blood glucose, leading to increased secretion of insulin and exacerbating the condition of horses with IR.
10. What is an acceptable way to reduce grass intake in EMS patients?
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