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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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Nutrients in food for horses

How much nutrients are there in oats, corn, hay, apples, and carrits.

Where are you from? Iowa

How did you locate this forum? web surfing

Re: Nutrients in food for horses

Hello Cora,

Oat and corn are grains and are therefore considered energy sources in the diet because they are higher in calories than forages.

Grass hays should be the majority of the diet because forage is what keeps a horse's digestive system the healthiest.

Apples and carrots are fine as occasional treats. However, overweight horses or horses who have had laminitis, should not be fed these on a regular basis because they are high in sugar.

All the best,

Dr. Getty