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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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Hay Stretcher

If supplementing Hay Stretcher for hay, how much would you feed a 1000 lb horse.

Re: Hay Stretcher

Hi Taryn,

That would depend on how much hay and/or pasture your horse is already receiving. Generally speaking, you should feed at least 2% of the body weight in forage. So, for a 1000 lb horse, that is 20 lbs.

But, that's a general statement. Things like overall weight, age, and hay quality would come into play here, as well.

Thank you for writing!

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Colorado