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The hypothesis that  Alfalfa hay  gives  horses the most amount of energy is proven to be true.  Glucose is easily converted to energy in the horses’ bodies. Therefore, higher glucose levels means more energy is available to them.

Horses are herbivores and consume plants and legumes for food. Ideally, horses should be allowed to feed  on  pastures during the growing seasons. However, the need to house  horses indoors and limited productive pastures necessitates the use of hay as the main source of food and nutrient for the horses.

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What would happen if this science project were to be repeated using different animals like donkeys or goats?

The science project can be repeated comparing the glucose levels in young and older horses.


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Time required:
1 day to prepare, 3 days for the science project experiment
Material availability:
The involvement of 10 healthy horses. A blood glucose meter, and participation of a horse handler.
Safety concerns:

Horses should be handled by qualified handlers at all times to avoid injury.