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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Nutrition Fundamentals: Water

So much nutritional emphasis is placed on protein, fat, minerals, vitamins, and nonstructural carbohydrates that the most essential nutrient, water, is often taken for granted. Water is the vehicle in which all chemical and biological functions take place in the body.

Biologically the body is designed to balance water intake with water losses. If the body detects more water is needed there are chemical and biological signals sent to the brain to tell the horse to drink.

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