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

A friend of mine feeds garbage to her horses---like potato peels, watermelon rinds, corn husks, etc....i was wondering if radish tops would hurt a horse? How about cornstalks? Thanks Melonie

Where are you from? St Jo Mo

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Re: horse feeding

Hi Melonie,

All of these vegetables and fruits are fine, that is, non-toxic, if they are free of mold. Also, they should be cut into small enough pieces to avoid choke. Potato peels concern me because too many of them can cause impaction, and therefore, colic. Radish tops should be fed in limited quantities. Corn stalks have hardly any nutritional value.

Thanks for asking!

Dr. Getty

Re: horse feeding

Just remember that some things need to be washed because a lot or most of fruit and veg and treated with fertilisers and other stuff like that.

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