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Re: Re: Re: Re: hydration and hay type

Thank you Maggie,
We do beet pulp shreds, 1 # dry, at each feeding with warm water, now.  Have
been doing this since last winter and just continued since reading Susan G's
article on beet pulp.  My vet is concerned with the large number of
impaction colic cases he deals with every winter.  Straw like hays and cold
water, big culprits, he says.  So the idea of getting wet and nutritous
feedstuffs to horses makes me feel better.
Beth Gunn
----- Original Message -----
From: Maggie Mieske <>
To: Beth Gunn <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: hydration and hay type

> If you are concerned about hydration in the winter and avoiding winter
> colic, try giving them nightly mashes of shredded beet pulp with their
> if you give them any.  We lost a mare due to lack of hydration a few years
> ago during a severe cold snap (40 degrees one day and below zero by 6
> We have done this mash ever since and have not experienced any winter
> since.
> Maggie

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