Return to Website

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

   Welcome to my forum. 

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

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

Take a look at my Nutrition Library and Tips of the Month for a variety of answers on selected topics. Be sure to sign up for my monthly e-newsletter, Forage for Thought

I also have a growing number of recordings on "Teleseminars on Nutrition Topics that Concern You" as well as the new, Spotlight on Equine Nutrition Series -- printed versions of favorite teleseminars.

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.  


All the best,

 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
This Forum is Locked
changing brands of horse feed

we have belgian horses and would like to know how much new food to introduce into the old food to switch brands without a problem

Where are you from? follansbee wv

How did you locate this forum? on line

Re: changing brands of horse feed

Hi Luann,

When changing feeds, it is best to take 10 days to 2 weeks to completely change over. So, very slowly reduce the amount of the old feed and add the same amount of the new feed.

I recommend choosing a low starch feed for Belgians since most of them have difficulty storing and metabolizing sugars and starches. They are prone to a disorder known as Equine Polysaccharide Myopathy.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO