Horse Knowledge Study Questions

We are going to begin posting a “Question of the Day” for those interested in practicing for Hippology and Horse Bowl contests. Knowing us, we may not get around to adding a question EVERYDAY but will aim for a few times each week. The questions will follow the same theme we are studying that month at our 4-H meetings. Come visit this page often and test your brain.

New Month, let’s ask some nutrition, feed, and poisons questions in November.

Question: For every  100  pounds of  a  horse’s body  weight, it should  be  fed         approximately _____  pounds of total food per day.

 

Answer:  2.0 pounds.  Source:  Equine Science, by  Jean T. Griffiths. page 106.

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Question:  What is the most common symptom of black walnut poisoning?

 

Answer:  Laminitis (founder).  Source:  The Horse, by Evans page 323.

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Question:  Name the 5 basic nutrients necessary in a horse’s diet.

 

Answer:  Water, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, & Energy (made up of: carbohydrates, fat, fiber, starch, sugar).  Source: Equine Science, by  Jean T. Griffiths. page 114.

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Question:  What feed additive is commonly used to reduce dust and increase tastiness of a feed?

 

Answer:  Molasses.  Source:  The Horse, by Evans page 253.

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Question:  How much water does the average mature horse drink in one day?

 

Answer:  5-10 gallons.  Source:  Equine Science, by  Jean T. Griffiths. page 115.

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Question:  What form of malnutrition is the most common one seen in horses in the United States?

 

Answer:  Obesity.  Source:  Equine Science, by  Jean T. Griffiths. 106. The Horse, by Evans page 218.

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Question:  What does TDN stand for?

 

Answer:   Total Digestible Nutrients.  Source:  The Horse,  by Evans, page 208.

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Question:  List four FAT-soluble vitamins.  Extra credit, Where are fat-soluble vitamins absorbed in the horse’s body?

 

Answer:  A, D, E, & K.  These vitamins are absorbed in the small intestine.  Source:  Equine Science by Jean T. Griffiths, page 111.

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Question:  What are the  two general classes of hay?
Answer:   Legume and grass Source: The Horse,  by Evans, page 254.

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Question:  How many chromosome pairs does a horse have?

 

Answer:  32 chromosome pairs. Source:  Equine Science by Jean T. Griffiths, page 87.

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Question:  What is the base coat color of a blue roan?

 

Answer:  Black.   Source:  Equine Science by Jean T. Griffiths.

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