Horse health concerns in Alaska can range from colic in the frigid months to the transference of disease by large venomous flies or mosquitoes. Also, if you take your horse in or out of Alaska you are required to present a Alaska Importation Permit and Health Certificate. Contact your local Equine Veterinarian to assist you with this.
In Alaska horse health care might include understanding the DE or digestible energy in the horse’s grain you feed them. The problem is that not all energy contained within a feed is available for use by the animal. Digestion is not 100% efficient, and so some material passes out of the digestive tract undigested in feces. Your feed company should be able to provide you with a value for a feed’s DE if you ask for it