In Texas, maybe you have your horse tack and still want FDA approved horse feed? The Federal Food and Drug administration includes the Center for Veterinary Medicine which includes responsibility for the regulation of equine feed ingredients and additives. The ingredients and additives in horse feeds and supplements are subject to the same laws as those that protect humans and other domesticated animals.
When supplying horse feed in Texas, do you know the protein requirements? Here are the protein percentages required by the major categories of horses: – Foals-16-18%; Weanlings: 14-16%;Yearlings: 12-14%; Mature horses: 10-12%; Lactating mares: 12-14%. Remember that these are for the total diet, not just the grain portion. In Texas do you have hoof boots as part of your horse tack? The Romans used a metal sandal tied on with leather straps to protect their horse's feet and called it a Hipposandal. Today, this is called a barefoot boot made of hardened plastic and held on by Velcro or wire.