Digestible Organic Matter Horse (DOMh)
Digestion coefficient of organic matter for horses (% of the organic matter). The organic matter of a product indicates the part of the product that can be digested by the animal. The organic matter contains amongst other things protein, fat and sugar. The DOMh% indicates the percentage of the organic matter in the feed that can be digested. The average DOMh of forage is around 60%. However, forage containing a high structure of crude fibre, NDF or ADL can lead to a lower DOMh since fibre is harder to digest and ADL (lignin) cannot be digested by the animal.