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Re: Re: alfalfa hay and enterliths

So, if living in  CA, and if grass and grain hay is readily available, is feeding an all grass/ grain hay diet more adventageous (healthwise and performance wise) to the horse? Is there really any reason (other than to help balance some rations) to feed alfalfa at all to the endurance horse?
----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Garlinghouse
To: Beth Gunn ;
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 3:04 PM
Subject: RC: Re: alfalfa hay and enterliths

Yes.  All alfalfa will be high in calcium, but alfalfa grown in the southwest averages up to seven times higher in magnesium than alfalfa grown outside the southwest.  Thus, enteroliths are much more of a concern when alfalfa is fed from those regions (note that alfalfa can be shipped long distances), because magnesium is one of the three primary mineral components of enteroliths.  By southwest, I would include CA, AZ, NM, NV and parts of TX, although not all areas of all of those states have soils high in magnesium.
Susan G
----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Gunn
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:12 PM
Subject: RC: alfalfa hay and enterliths

Does where the alfalfa is raised affect the mineral content of said hays which ? cause the enterlith probs?  I am buying alfalfa hay as supplement for youngsters also on bermuda and timothy hays.
Beth Gunn

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