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Kemp L. Oct 27, 2008. Soy Safety: Depends on the Source, Nutritionists Say. The Horse. Article #12919. Available from:http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=12919
We had originally planned on making treats for dogs, but due to the overwhelming controversy in thecanine business regarding soy products, we decided to change the focus to horses. We believe this isthe best course of action for us since we are both in the BBRM program with our major being EquineBusiness Management. We realize that there are an abundance of horse treats on the market and we want to create something different and innovative. Our idea is to create a treat that is also a healthy supplement for horses.
Objectives and Goals
Our objective for this project is to create a great-tasting treat that also has a good balance of macroand micro minerals and vitamins needed by horses. We want to be able to successfully find a goodcombination of ingredients that will be appealing to horses as well as be affordable for owners.
Significance to the Soybean Industry
Soybeans are currently not a widely used ingredient in horse treats and feed. This is because of themyth that raw soybeans are toxic to horses. It needs to become known that soybeans are actually agreat source of protein for horses. Many veterinarians actually recommend soy o
il as a “positive
addition to a well-
rounded feeding program.”
Above are some ingredients to be used in our product.