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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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calf manna

What is your opinion on calf manna?

Where are you from? Pennsylvania

How did you locate this forum? internet

Re: calf manna

Hi Sherry,

Calf Manna is very high in carbohydrates, particularly from corn. Corn is not well digested in the small intestine, and therefore, is more likely to end up in the hind gut, where problems with the bacterial flora can be produced. This can lead to laminitis.

This supplement is best used for other animals, not horses.

All the best,

Dr. Getty