Manajemen Pemeliharaan Kuda (Equus caballus) Untuk Upacara Kenegaraan Dan Sarana Kesenjataan Di Detasemen Kavaleri Berkuda (DenKavkud) TNI-AD Parongpong
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Cavalry Horse Detachement (Denkavkud) Indonesian National Army-Cavalary Parongpong is one of the Indonesian military units that utilize the horse and train it as a means of purpose of formal state ceremony and armed forces. Skills possessed by the horse cavalry was the result of care management and specialized training provided by the trainer. Aspects of care management are breeding, feeding, and management. Horses that are kept in the Denkavkud, Parongpong are stallions, mares, foals, and military horses. Total populations of horses at Denkavkud are 183 horses. Besides commited horse training (remonte), Denkavkud also did breeding program to produce horses that can be trained and used as a military horse. There are some issues contained in Denkavkud, such as some of the nutrients needed by the horses not being met from feed given. One of these is crude protein and lysine. Lactation mares was crude protein and lysine deficiency. The number of death in 2010 is higher than previous years. Based on the number of horses that died from January until June 2010 is 11 horses. The average mortality was caused by colic. Colic is caused by excessive eating, excessive drinking during hot, moldy food, and even by investment roundworms. Animal welfare in Denkavkud can be enhanced by improvement of feed given and improving the health of livestock through improved sanitation.