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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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Buckeye rice bran

Do you recommend Buckeye rice bran? I do not know what it is and my horse's trainer recommended it for him. What is it for? Also could you tell me what is the nutritional value such as vitamins and protein.

Where are you from? Knoxville,Illinois

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Re: Buckeye rice bran

Hi Joey,

Yes, I do recommend stabilized rice bran for horses that are working and need to have more calories in their diet. It is a much safer route to go than adding grain. Plus rice bran contains essential fatty acids that are helpful in maintaining healthy hooves, hair coat, joints, heart muscle, as well as in building muscle mass. (It is not as high in omega 3 fatty acids as flaxseed meal, however, so I prefer to add both).

It is not a vitamin/mineral supplement. So, depending on what you're feeding, you may need to consider filling in the gaps with an overall supplement.

Dr. Getty