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Does it make sense to feed your horse low-sugar horse food?
To answer this question, we first need to know what happens to sugars in a horse’s body…
A very healthy body absorbs the carbohydrates from sugar and starch almost completely in the small intestine with a balanced diet, provided that not too much is fed per feeding. All the starch breaks down into sugar molecules. You have fast absorbing sugars and slow absorbing sugars. The absorbed sugar, the so-called blood glucose, then causes an insulin increase, so that the sugars are stored in fat and muscle tissue.
When a body is offered too large amounts of digestible carbohydrates, not everything can be absorbed in the small intestine and a part will flow to the large intestine. This can lead to dysbacteriosis. For horses with a healthy body, a maximum of 1.2 grams of sugar/starch per kg of body weight of digestible carbohydrates per meal applies. For a 600 kg horse, this is 720 grams, which equates to a maximum of 1.5 to 2 kg of concentrate per meal.
So you do not have to feed horse food without sugar, but do pay attention to the amount of sugar per meal and divide it ration over as many smaller portions as possible
Is molasses also sugar?
Molasses consists of 50% sugar. It is the remainder of the sugar extraction from sugar cane and sugar beet. It is a kind of syrup and also contains a portion of vitamins and minerals (unrefined sugars).