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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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Nutrition for 2 Year Old

I have recently acquired a 2 year old Oldenburg/Tb filly. She is 2 as of this month. Her current exercise regime includes 24-hr turnout and about 20 min of light w/t lunging or hand walking about 3X per week. I know her previous owner had her on some vitamin supplements. Right now she is at a good weight, not ribby to the eye but you can feel her ribs with little difficulty. She is only on grass and is maintaining this weight, but I want to be making sure she is getting her nutrients. What would you recommend to supplement the grass?

Where are you from? Canada

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Re: Nutrition for 2 Year Old

Hi Stefanie,

Thanks for writing about your filly. You're correct to be concerned about her nutrition intake since she will need more than just pasture to maintain her growth needs.

I would suggest that you offer her a couple of meals of alfalfa pellets, along with a good multiple vitamin/mineral supplement designed for growing horses.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Colorado