Re: [RC] [Guest] Beet Pulp - Susan Garlinghouse
> Debi Jackson djponygirl@xxxxxxx
> When feeding beet pulp should it be weighed dry or wet?
Weigh it dry, feed it wet.
Can it be used as
> the sole feed or should it be mixed with grain?
Depends on your horse's needs and preferences. It shouldn't be the entirety
of the ration, of course, long stem hay should comprise at least half of
your horse's daily ration. You can feed a significant portion of the
remaining feed in the form of beet pulp, either alone or mixed with grain.
If your horse has laminitis issues, or wigs out with too much grain (you
mentioned hyper), go with little or no added grain. If she needs the grain
to eat the beet pulp, etc, then add some grain. Or, you can feed a beet
pulp based complete feed with both BP and grain, ie Purina Complete
Advantage, Race Ready, Sweet Rely, Unbeetable, etc.
I feed a complete Purina
> feed and feel that beet pulp might be beneficial to my very hyper little
> Paso Fino. She needs to maintain her weight but I don't want the carb
Then beet pulp sounds like a good option for you. Start out slowly, a few
cups dry weight at a time and work up from there. Beet pulp is highly
fermentable and until the hind gut microbes have a chance to adapt to the
new feed, it can create some excess gas production. Not anything to be
concerned about, just don't go crazy with it overnight.
> TIA , Deejay
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