Determination of the energy and protein contraceptions of fodder supplied to horses in pesebrera San Ignacio Florencia-Caquetá
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Colombian creole horses are equines with very special nutritional requirements, since they are used as animals for field work or in exhibitions where their genotype and their footsteps are judged. That is why the number of breeding places for these horses increase every day. Specimens are raised in stables to control food supply, reproduction, prevent diseases and implement routines of training. In the municipality of Florencia, Department of Caquetá, the San Ignacio stable houses a total of 32 cloned horses. The nutritional rations, which were provided empirically, for nine equines were studied. The rations contained a daily intake of 45 kg of green fodder for all the animals, independent of their body mass or the type of work. Females were lighter (347.33 kg ± 28.15) than castrated males (424 kg ± 28.15). Non-castrated males (371.71 kg ± 28.15) showed intermediate values. Data from females and castrated males were only used for the analysis, and they were treated as light-exercised adults, since they were not involved in breeding activities during the study. Their rations contained 29.00 gr of fat, 185.53 of ash, 861.25 gr of fiber, 172.69 gr of crude protein, 9,494,370 of calories. Therefore, all clone farm animals of the stable, independent of their body condition, were received rations containing values of protein and energy higher than those reported in international tables as required by horses.