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Re: Fats and Carbs in primitive places

In a message dated 2/20/99 1:32:14 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Here in Egypt our horses get either unrolled (my lucky folk get it soaked)
 barley and whatever is passing for green at a particular season...right now
 that's a form of lucerne, and later it will be another type of lucerne if I
 can find it and young sorghum stalks if I can't.  Some people add corn or
 dried fava (otherwise known as 'horse') beans to the diet as well. There are
 also locally produced pellets that are made up of said lucerne, some barley,
 some corn, and various minerals.
 And that's it.  No hay is available at all.  >>

that sounds like a pretty good all-round diet to me. If you feed enough of it.
Are vitamin/mineral pellets available there? The one thing you haven't
mentioned is electrolytes--sodium, potassium, chloride. If you don't have
these available for horses, you should be able to go to the grocery store and
buy diatetic salt (lite salt) which is 1/2 potassium chloride and 1/2 sodium
chloride. This will come in handy in heavy training/competition in the heat.

Horses were transplanted here. They originated in your part of the world. My
guess is that you're probably ahead of the nutritional curve, rather than
behind it.



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