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Not all proteins are created equal! Athletic horses need properly formulated diets with the proper level of all nutrients, including protein and essential amino acids, to perform at their best. Instead of focusing on a single nutrient, you should work to make your horse’s diet fully balanced. A mix of nutrients is ideal to support optimal muscle mass and function over time. Otherwise, a lack of calories, amino acids or protein for horses can cause the body to breakdown precious muscle tissue.

Performance horses may benefit from Purina’s SuperSport® supplement, which provides amino acid benefits necessary in a balanced performance horse diet.

Join Dr. Karen Davison, PhD Equine Nutritionist at Purina Animal Nutrition to learn about amino acids and how they affect your horse’s ability to perform and build muscle.