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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Canola vs Soya meals

Hi, I'm curious as to the pros and cons to feeding either canola or soya meals in regards to their nutritional content. I switched from canola to soya after reading that soya meal has more beneficial amino acids than canola meal. Is one better than the other overall?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Canola vs Soya meals

Hi Fred,

Actually, both canola meal and soybean meal are excellent. Canola meal does have more lysine, an essential amino acid, than soybean meal. So, in that regard, I prefer the canola meal. When feeding soybean meal, make certain that it has been heat processed, since raw soybeans are detrimental to horses.

Canola meal also has more fat than soybean meal, making it a better choice for adding weight and producing a more glowing hair coat.

Hope this is helpful.

All the best,

Dr. Getty