What nutrients are in Oats?
Fertile soil enables the growth of oats - (producer) Oats feed mice - (primary consumer) Mice feed cats - (secondary consumer) Cats die and support bacteria - (decomposer) Bacteria return nutrients to the soil. Ocean nutrients support phytoplankton - (producer) Phytoplankton feed manta rays - (primary consumer) Manta rays are eaten by sharks - (secondary consumer) Dead sharks are consumed by bacteria - (decomposer) Bacteria release nutrients into the ocean water.
According to a feed table, (related link below), the energy level of each grain is the following (in Total Digestible Nutrients, not Digestible Energy): Barley: 84% Corn: 88% Oats: 89% Wheat: 88% So, oats has the highest amount of energy for horses. Oats also has the highest Crude Fibre content (at 11%) than all other grains do. (Corn as CF of 2%, Barley of 5%, and Wheat of 3%).
Oats are high in natural sugars and they aren't healthy for rabbits. Although some people give oats to their rabbits, experts recommend avoiding this food entirely -- your rabbit gets enough of these kinds of nutrients in their pellets. If you want to give your rabbit a little treat, an oat groat or two is okay, or a handful of oat hay, but processed oats (oatmeal, rolled oats, etc) are jut not healthy for rabbits…
It is okay to feed bunnies peanut butter in certain quantities. Just a little bit a day is a good treat for them that they will love. I give my rabbit a mixture of oats and peanut butter everyday (vet recommended) because she does not eat any pellets and gets different nutrients from the oats and peanut butter.
Well Celiac Disease (gluten allergy) can prevent your body from absorbing nutrients from the food you eat if you ingest foods that contain gluten such as wheat, oats, barley, malt. The gluten that is developed after eating these foods slicks down the fine little hairs on the inside of the intestines that absorb these nutrients, which can cause anything from weight loss in the short term to cancer over time.