What is the forage to concentrate ratio for a broodmare in the 10th month of gestation?
There is no "forage to concentrate ratio" that must be adhered to. The basic rules of equine nutrition apply with the exception that there are certain nutrients that should be fed in higher quantities. All horses should be fed 1.5%-3% of their body weight in forage per day as necessary to maintain weight and energy levels. Horses do not require concentrate feed in general though for certain situations concentrates may be fed to provide increased energy for performance or breeding. The amount of concentrates in the diet should be kept to a minimum as increase in concentrate feeding is linked to an increase in the risk of colic. For pregnant mares who need supplemental nutrition for breeding or to compensate for less than good forage quality they should be fed a concentrate that is labelled for use in pregnant or lactating mares at a rate according to the label. This amount can vary quite a bit depending on the type and brand of concentrate feed being offered.
2 That answer is incorrect. The gestation period of a horse is between 320 and 340 days on average and can be as long as 365, in other words 11 to 12 months A horse's gestation period is about three hundred forty days, or about eleven months. Horses have an 11 month gestation period The gestation period in horses is 11 months.
Seven-and-a-half months of gestation is much too early for cattle. Calves born at this age are deemed premature and their chances of survival are quite slim because they are not quite fully developed. It is much better to let a cow carry a calf to full term (which is more like 9.5 months rather than 9 months exactly) than to force her to abort a calf too early and risk the calf's survival.
The time for pregnancy can vary between individuals, sometimes quite sharply for certain cases. The average time for human gestation is 9 months, so that is 9 x 4 = 36 weeks. Although the average number of weeks per month (if you average it out over a year) is 4.33 weeks per month, so human gestation is closer to 39 weeks.