Feeding Facts: Know your starch from your sugars and your fibre from your fructans

Carbohydrate confusion? The term carbohydrate (carbs for short) is often used in equine nutrition to describe the non-structural carbs including sugar and starch. But this is incorrect because fibre is also a type of carb. The main types of carbs in UK horse diets are fibre, starch, sugar and fructan. Fibre – main supply is structural, found in forages e.g. … Continue reading

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