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Re: [RC] adding fat - Diane Trefethen

The hay is too high in protein for a mature, working horse. Try to find another, lower protein hay to substitute for at least half his ration. Oat, grass, Teff, Timothy, even a late cutting or flowering lower protein alfalfa - anything to reduce the total protein percentage in his forage.

Linda Winkel wrote:
It's a bermuda hay he gets couple flakes morning and night and is turned out
on grass for a few hours.
He also eats beet pulp twice a day about 3 dry cups before soaking it. The
hay is a bermuda cross not a coastal type hay.. is high in protein about 21
percent.. He has enough hay offered to him that at times there will stll be
some there in the morning.


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[RC] adding fat, Linda Winkel