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Re: [RC] Vitamin supplements - Diane Trefethen

corn is a no-no for endurance horses
Susan
Someone misinformed you if they told you that corn is bad for endurance horses. Like any grain, too much is not good and can lead to impaction. Also, there is a seasonal (fall) threat to horses that are fed corn screenings, or fines which, as this article points out, can be avoided by not feeding them.
http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ope/enotes/showarticle.cfm?id=20


Corn delivers about twice as much useable energy as oats, and usually for less money/pound and can be a valuable addition to your endurance horse's diet. Buy rolled or cracked corn intended for horses and if it gets moldy, throw it away, just as you would do with moldy oats or hay.

If you Google either "corn, feed, horse" or "corn, feed, 'endurance horse'", you will find many articles containing references to feeding corn including one by Susan Garlinghouse on energy expenditure in which she mentions feeding corn twice.
http://www.shady-acres.com/susan/energy.shtml




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