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HorseHage & Mollichaff Feed Knowledge Award

    Question 1. Thinking about digestion, briefly state what occurs in each of these areas.

    1a. Briefly state what occurs in the mouth.

    1b. Briefly state what occurs in the stomach.

    1c. Briefly state what occurs in the small intestine.

    1d. Briefly state what occurs in the large intestine.

    Question 2. For each of the following, please give the reason for their importance in the equine diet.

    2a. Importance in the equine diet of protein.

    2b. Importance in the equine diet of fibre.

    2c. Importance in the equine diet of non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) (sugar and starch).

    2d. Importance in equine diet of oil/fat.

    2e. Importance in the equine diet of water.

    Question 3. What are the muscle waves called that move food along the digestive tract?

    Question 4. On average, how big is the stomach of a 16hh horse (compare to a ball size)?

    Question 5. On average, how many lbs or KG can the stomach hold?

    Question 6: What is the minimum percentage of bodyweight to be fed as forage to an overweight horse?

    Question 7. Give 3 advantages of feeding a high fibre diet.
    7a. Advantage 1

    7b. Advantage 2

    7c. Advantage 3

    Question 8. List the 3 most commonly used fibre ingredients in chaff products.
    8a. Fibre source 1

    8b. Fibre source 2

    8c. Fibre source 3

    Question 9 Give 2 advantages of feeding bagged forage /haylage over feeding hay.
    9a. Advantage 1

    9b. Advantage 2

    Question 10. What does feeding ad-lib mean?

    Question 11. Match each of these horses/ponies to the most suitable diet.
    Horse A - 12.2hh native pony prone to laminitis
    Horse B - 12 year old Thoroughbred struggling to maintain weight
    Horse C - Very sharp Arab x Thoroughbred who holds weight reasonably well
    Horse D - 28 year old Irish sports horse struggling to eat much hay or haylage

    Diet 1 - Mollichaff Calmer Complete & High Fibre HorseHage
    Diet 2 - Mollichaff HoofKind Complete & Timothy HorseHage
    Diet 3 - Mollichaff Veteran & Mollichaff Light Molasses Free
    Diet 4 - Mollichaff Condition Complete & Ryegrass HorseHage

    Horse A -
    Horse B -
    Horse C -
    Horse D -

    Question 12. Name the 4 varieties of HorseHage.
    14a. Variety 1

    14b. Variety 2

    14c. Variety 3

    14d. Variety 4

    Question 13. Why should we feed horses little and often?

    Question 14. Why is it important to give your horse a fibre-based meal before exercise?

    Question 15. Why is it important to make all changes to feed, forage, and pasture slowly?

    Question 16. Every bale of HorseHage comes with a 100% guarantee. True or False.

    Question 17. Is the typical sugar level in HorseHage higher, lower or about the same as that in good quality hay.

    Question 18. High Fibre HorseHage and Timothy HorseHage can be suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. True or False.

    Question 19. How many concentrate feeds are there in the Mollichaff range?

    Question 20. Which Mollichaff products are molasses free?

    Question 21. Which Mollichaff and HorseHage products carry the Hoofkind logo and what does this mean?

    Question 22. Why is important to feed the recommended amounts of a concentrate feed?

    Question 23. What factors should you consider when designing a feeding plan for a horse in your care?

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