HorseHage & Mollichaff Feed Knowledge Award

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    All entries will be marked out of 60 and returned and those that achieve a pass mark of 90% or more will receive a certificate. The pass mark is 90%.

    The Equine Digestive System
    1) Briefly state what occurs in each of these areas: (8 marks)

    2) For each of the following, please give the reason for their importance in the equine diet: (5 marks)

    The Equine Diet

    7) Give three advantages of feeding a high fibre diet (3 marks)

    8) List the three most commonly used fibre sources in chaff products (3 marks)

    10) Give two advantages of feeding bagged forage/haylage over feeding hay (2 marks)

    HorseHage & Mollichaff Products
    13) Match each of these horses/ponies to the most suitable diet: ( 4 marks)

    Diet 1) Mollichaff Calmer Complete & High Fibre HorseHage

    Diet 2) Mollichaff HoofKind Complete & Timothy HorseHage

    Diet 3) Mollichaff Veteran

    Diet 4) Mollichaff Condition Complete & Ryegrass HorseHage

    Horse A: 12.2hh native pony prone to laminitis (1) (required)

    Horse B: 12-year-old Thoroughbred struggling to maintain weight (1) (required)

    Horse C: Very sharp Arab x Thoroughbred who holds weight reasonably well (1) (required)

    Horse D: 28-year-old Irish Sports Horse struggling to eat much hay or haylage (1) (required)

    14) Name the four varieties of HorseHage (4 marks)

    15) For each HorseHage variety, give the type of horse or pony it is most suitable for. Include the variety name in each answer. (4 marks)

    16) Give three advantages of feeding HorseHage over big bale haylage (3 marks)

    17) Every bale of HorseHage comes with a 100% quality guarantee. Is this statement true or false? (1 mark) (required)

    18) Is the typical sugar level in HorseHage higher, lower or about the same as that in good quality hay? (1 mark) (required)

    19) High Fibre HorseHage and Timothy HorseHage can be suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Is this statement true or false? (1 mark) (required)

    Answers marked out of 60. Pass mark = 90%