Equine Wellness: Hydrolyzable Carbohydrates and the Metabolic Horse

Hydrolyzable Carbohydrates
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By Eleanor M Kellon, VMD and Kathleen M. Gustafson, PhD The only carbohydrate fractions that matter are those that increase insulin. Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC), non-fiber carbohydrates (NFC), ethanol soluble carbohydrates (ESC), water soluble carbohydrates (WSC)—it all really comes down to hydrolyzable carbohydrates for metabolically challenged horses.  Hydrolyzable carbohydrates (HC) are …

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