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Re: [RC] nutrition question - beet pulp and iron - Susan Garlinghouse

Beet pulp is around 250-300 ppm iron on average, which is about the same for
some hays (alfalfa meals, bluegrass,  clover), higher than others (brome,
timothy, fescus, wheat hay) and considerably lower than others
(orchardgrass, oat hay, rye, sudan).  So high iron is a relative term.  In
any event, the iron doesn't tend to be all that bioavailable, so IMO, using
beet pulp would probably be fine.  I just wouldn't add any additional iron
supplements, like Red Cell and the such.

Susan G

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike & Kathy Kelly" <reallykk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 10:12 AM
Subject: [RC] nutrition question - beet pulp and iron

I've found that my hay is very high in iron, and want to make sure I don't
ad any more to my horses diet!

I know beet pulp is high in Ca, but I've also heard it typically contains
quite alot of iron - is that true?

Kathy Kelly
Parks AZ

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[RC] nutrition question - beet pulp and iron, Mike & Kathy Kelly