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The ultimate cause of supercharged farm animals can always be traced back to humans responsible for animals. overweight and overweight or obesity are not happy animals and, in most cases, will result in increased health risks and a shorter life. proper and responsible feeding of farm animals will extend the life of the animal, improve reproduction and benefit the environment.


Cereals such as corn, barley and oats are fed to farm animals as a supplement to a regular hay or grass feed program. There are several reasons to feed grain for farm animals such as to provide the nutrients that are lacking in forage feed, to produce faster weight gain, to increase milk production in lactating women and to provide energy in working animals . Cereals are a source of high energy, and should be fed with consideration to the animal's growth needs, expectations and / or reproductive work needs. Excess energy is stored as fat in an animal.
In times of drought or hay shortage, livestock owners often replace an increase in corn feed. Due to the high protein and sugar content of maize, increasing the volume of maize feed often results in increased fat storage in the livestock, resulting in overweight animals.


Only horses have a health risk when supercharged from feeding grasses. In addition to the potential for excess weight, a condition known as a founder may occur. Founder results in an inflammation of the blades on the hull of a horse. In general, only the front legs are affected, but the four legs can get it in severe cases and it is painful for the horse. Permitted to permanent graze, or for an extended time in a rich grass or alfalfa pastures, an overweight or fat horse can develop grass founder. Mild cases of founder are treatable, but extreme and prolonged cases can remain with the horse for the rest of his life.

Environmental concerns

Farm animal overfeeding not only causes loss of power, also the excess of animal waste, which can have an impact on the environment. wasted food usually ends up in the soil, and under wet conditions, the development of mold. If the soil is muddy, food waste and mold becomes buried in the soil, changing the composition.
Excess animal waste happens when too much feed is given that an animal can not process, therefore, eliminates. Animal waste, if not removed, houses insects and vermin and an unhealthy and unhealthy environment for animals and humans.
Both wasted food and lost animal that is near a source of open water, as a stream, canal or lagoon, has the potential to contaminate water. Therefore, great care should be taken for farm animals either not house near the water sources or clean the area of ​​overfeeding animals and manure routinely, if the animals have to be near the source of water.

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