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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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rice bran vs. vegetable oil

I saw on a website on nutrition that veg. oil provides better nutrition per pound than rice bran. Is this true? What are the pro's and con's for each. Kristi

Where are you from? VT

How did you locate this forum? horse nutrition google

Re: rice bran vs. vegetable oil

Hi Kristi,

The oil is pure fat, whereas rice bran also contains vitamins, minerals, and protein, in addition to fat. So, the rice bran is a more "complete" food. Rice bran oil is generally given by itself to help with weight and muscle gain at a faster rate.

All the best,

Dr. Getty