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

My horse is HYPP N/H, and I was wondering if the feed made by Kent called Dynasty 12 would be OK for him. His hay is mostly timothy, which we were told is fine for him. He is non-symptomatic. Thanks Melissa

Where are you from? Wisconsin

How did you locate this forum? found it

Re: HYPP feed

Hi Melissa,

I took at look at Dynasty 12 and though it doesn't have added potassium, it does contain ingredients that are relatively high in potassium such as soybean meal and molasses. So, I would not recommend it.

It would be better to let him graze on grass, which is the safest way to feed an HYPP horse, along with some timothy or bermuda hay. And, if he needs extra energy, you can offer some oats.

A good multiple vitamin/mineral supplement that does not contain potassium would also be helpful.

All the best,

Dr. Getty