Prydes Easifeed

Protein: Quality Matters!

Every feed contains protein, but protein quality is what actually counts most. High quality protein provides horses with what they need to grow, build muscle or make milk. Poor quality protein is of limited use to the horse.

Proteins are made of amino acids. There are 21 different amino acids. Horses can make 12 of these amino acids themselves, so they are called ‘non-essential amino acids’. The remaining 9 amino acids cannot be made by the horse, so have to be eaten by the horse in its feed. These are called the ‘essential amino acids’.