Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

THE EFFECT OF PHYTOADDITIVES ON MACROELEMENTS DIGESTIBILITY OF SPORT HORSES

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Bernislav GÁLIK | Daniel Bíro | Markol HALO | Miroslav Juráček | Milan Šimko | Veronika VAŠČÁKOVÁ | Michal ROLINEC

Journal: Journal of Central European Agriculture
ISSN 1332-9049

Volume: 12;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 390;
Date: 2011;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: nutrition | horses | in vivo digestibility | macroelements | phytobiotics

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a phytogenic additive in sport horses feed rations on faecal macroelements digestibility. The experiment was realized in Riding Centre of the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, using 6 warm blood sport horses (geldings). The control group was fed with crimped barley, meadow hay, feed mixture and mineral premix. The experimental feed rations were supplemented with a phytogenic additive containing a blend of essential oils from origanum, anise and citrus, as well as a prebiotic rich in fructooligosaccharides. Higher digestibility of calcium (Ca) (71.11% vs. 69.09%) and phosphorus (P) (52.74% vs. 47.55%) was determined in horses fed the phytogenic additives (P>0.05). In this group of horses we found significantly (P
Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions      Why do you need a reservation system?