Data from: Maternal nutrition during pregnancy affects testicular and bone development, glucose metabolism and response to overnutrition in weaned horses up to two years

Camille Gautier, Luis Mendoza, Hélène Bouraima-Lelong, Isabelle Guenon, Pauline Peugnet, Cédric Dubois, Sylvaine Camous, Anne Tarrade, Morgane Robles, Didier Serteyn, Isabelle Caudron, Jean-Philippe Lejeune, Laurence Wimel, Michèle Dahirel & Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
Pregnant mares and post-weaning foals are often fed concentrates rich in soluble carbohydrates, together with forage. Recent studies suggest that the use of concentrates is linked to alterations of metabolism and the development of osteochondrosis in foals. The aim of this study was to determine if broodmare diet during gestation affects metabolism, osteoarticular status and growth of yearlings overfed from 20 to 24 months of age and/or sexual maturity in prepubertal colts. Twenty-four saddlebred mares...
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