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All carbohydrates aren’t built the same–there are good ones and not-so-healthy ones. Our friends at KPP explain.

From the Kentucky Performance Products Tips & Topics Blog:


The most important thing to keep in mind regarding “carbs” is that there are different types of carbohydrates and the type you are feeding matters.

Slowly fermentable carbohydrates (the fiber found in fresh pasture and dried forages like hay) are very beneficial to your horse. In fact, they should be the foundation of his or her diet.

Simple or rapidly fermentable carbohydrates (starches and sugars) can only be digested in limited amounts by the horse. These carbs are a useful energy source when fed at the appropriate levels; however, an overload of these carbs can cause a host of health problems.

While each type of carbohydrate has its place in meeting the nutritional requirements of your horse, they must each be fed in the appropriate amounts to keep your horse healthy.

For more information on carbs visit our blog and explore these titles.

Clarifying Carbohydrates Part I

Clarifying Carbohydrates Part II

Clarifying Carbohydrates Part III

Feeding starch/sugar sensitive horses

Article written by KPP staff. Copyright (C) 2014 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved.

Article sponsored by Neigh-Lox Advanced; healthy digestive tract formula. Blend of ingredients that work synergistically to support both a healthy foregut and hindgut so horses utilize feed more efficiently, feel better, and eat better.


When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy systems and support recovery and healing. They are not intended to treat or cure illness or injury.

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