Day 5 – Resources on NSCs

Good morning everyone,
For students concerned about concentrations of non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) in forages for their horses with potential problems related to Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), Insulin Resistance  (IR) or laminitis, here are two articles which can guide you to acquiring low NSC forages.  These apply mostly to Sections 4.2 and 7.1.
Understanding Sugar and Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Equine Pasture and Hay
Nonstructural Carbohydrates and Equine warm-season Grass Pastures
Paul Sharpe
Course Instructor