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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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low carb feed

I hava a horse in my barn that is sinsitive to high carbs. It seems to make him founder. Can you tell me a low carb food.

Where are you from? Alabama

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Re: low carb feed

Hi Suzanne,

Yes, you are correct about founder and carbohydrates –they do go hand-in-hand. I recommend Nutrena’s SafeChoice or Triple Crown’s Low Starch – both are excellent.

Or, if you prefer, you can mix your own diet with beet pulp, alfalfa, and stabilized rice bran. Add a good multiple vitamin/mineral formula and you’re set. If your horse has special needs, you may also wish to consider some other supplementation.

All the best,

Dr. Getty