Ohio horse health care guidelines include adequate forage and sometimes grain. An average-size horse will eat about 20 pounds of food a day and drink at least eight gallons of water. Because their stomachs are relatively small and their digestive systems surprisingly delicate, horses need to nibble or graze throughout the day, rather than have one or two meals a day.
In Ohio, horse health care might include awareness of stalled horse’s health. Ammonia exposure is all too common in stable environments–especially those with poor ventilation. Ammonia inhalation can cause decreased stamina, coughing during exercise, mucus accumulation and inflammation and airway constriction. To reduce ammonia levels in your barn focus on your horses breathing zone.