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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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soy bean plants

I am about to fence in an area that has some soy bean plants in it. The owner had previously planted them in failing hopes of drawing up deer. Do these plants pose any risk to my horses?

Where are you from? Toccoa, GA

How did you locate this forum? Searching info about ActiFlex

Re: soy bean plants

Hi Kari,

Excellent question! Soybean plants are dangerous for horses in their raw state. When soybeans are heat treated, they are highly nutritious and a good addition to the diet. But, raw plants can inhibit the protein digestion and therefore limit the production of body proteins (muscle, hair, hooves, bones, etc.).

So, it would be best to remove the plants are adjust your fencing plans.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO