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

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Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

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And finally, look for my articles in a variety of local publications and online newsletters, as well as the Horse Journal, where I am the Contributing Nutrition Editor.  


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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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pine needles

We just had a big dust storm and it blew alot of pine needles onto my special little grass spot where I let them graze.Are pine needles toxic or will they make them sick?

Re: pine needles

Hi Gladys,

Pine needles are not toxic for horses (though they are toxic for other livestock). And, horses will generally not eat them, unless they are undernourished (which your horses are not!)

Best regards,

Dr. Getty

Re: pine needles

Thank you Dr. Dr.Getty.