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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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feeding my irish draught x yearling

hi ive recently bought an 18 month old irish draught yearling hes being fed on chop and yooungstock mix once a day and haylage.. im wondering if this is adequate for him? or shud i try something new (obviously slowly and graudually) any help would be greatly appreciated.. oh hes about 14 hh maybe 14.2 at minute

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Re: feeding my irish draught x yearling

Hi Sammie,

It would be best to also provide your yearling with a vitamin/mineral supplement designed for growing horses. Perhaps his youngstock mix already has this added -- make certain of that.

I would also add alfalfa (lucerne) to his diet if the haylage does not include this.

All the best,

Dr. Getty