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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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All the best,

 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Stallion passing ALOT of gas

Hi Dr. Getty...thanks for checking that out for me. I weighed the Low Starch...I'm feeding 3 lbs per feeding, at 3 feedings a day, so he is getting 9 lbs/day. They recommend adding a supplement if you are under 6 lbs, so I guess we are OK in that department...I hope the 9 lbs is not too much. His work load is increasing and he's a big guy. The gas problem does seem to be better...I'm guessing it will take a while to get all that "excess" out of his system, if that is what was causing it. I will begin the sand clear on Monday. Didn't want to make too many changes all at once. Thanks so much for your help. This is a wonderful site! Peggy

Where are you from? SC

How did you locate this forum? COH bulletin Bd

Re: Stallion passing ALOT of gas

Hi Peggy,

Three meals each day, at 3 lbs each is fine. If you were to feed 9 lbs/day in only two feedings, the meal would be too large.

So, you're doing great!

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO