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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Feeding alfalfa sprouts

Dear Dr. Getty,

A quick question, what sort of experience do you have or know of concerning the use of fresh alfalfasprouts as a feed supplement for horses?. Do you know of any studies or research reports on the subject? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Much!


Re: Feeding alfalfa sprouts

Hi Robert,

I have not come across any studies that specifically relate to feeding sprouts. However, sprouts are a very nutritious food and I expect horses would love them. Alfalfa sprouts are the baby plant at their most nutritious stage -- high in vitamins, minerals, protein, and valuable enzymes. They have my vote!

Dr. Getty