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

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Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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sugar content in grass

Hi Dr. Getty,

I was wondering if there are varieties of grasses for pasture that are lower in sugar than others? We are looking to re-seed our pastures this fall.


Where are you from? New Kent Va

How did you locate this forum? surfing

Re: sugar content in grass

Hi Joy,

Legumes (alfalfa, clover, peanut) tend to be higher in soluble carbohydrates than grasses. However, they are also more nutritious. I would suggest that you plant what grows best in your area. A really good mixture is timothy and alfalfa.

Dr. Getty