Carbohydrates: Sugars and Starches

Sugars and starches are classified as non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) and, for the most part, are provided by grain in the horse's diet, although some also are found in grasses. Most of the NSC are broken down in the small intestine to become glucose, which is a simple sugar that provides energy.

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