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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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Animal Algae

A holisitic veterinarian that I have used in the past is a big proponent of feeding the CellTech Animal Algae. I e-mailed you the specs on this. I was wondering what your thoughts of this as an overall vitamin/mineral supplement were.


Where are you from? Texas

How did you locate this forum? Internet Search

Re: Animal Algae

Hi Lisa,

This product would not serve as an overall vitamin/mineral supplement. It is a nutritious food, but no food has all of the nutrients that a horse requires.

However, it is highly worthwhile for horses that have respiratory problems or allergies. The amount you would have to feed, however, for allergies is much higher than they recommend. You would have to feed approximately 4 teaspoons/day, not just one, that it suggests.

Dr. Getty