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

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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turning horses out on green wheat

I have read information on the net about feeding your horses low quantities of wheat in drought cases, but what I am wanting to know is if you can turn horses out on green wheat to pasture? Will it hurt them?

Where are you from? Nebraska

How did you locate this forum? askjeeves

Re: turning horses out on green wheat

Hi Jessica,

Wheat grass is fine, as long as it hasn’t gone to seed. Otherwise, your horses will be consuming too much wheat grain and it could result in laminitis.

Thanks for writing,

Dr. Getty