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

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Selenium Levels Available Online?

Dr. Getty:

Is there a government office that keeps public records that might be online on what the selenium levels in regional soils are? Or, can you have a soil test done that includes Se? We've always tested for nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, but never for anything else. Maybe I should get a trace mineral analysis for my horse pastures and my horse hay fields. (Grow my own timothy.)


Where are you from? TN

How did you locate this forum? searching Google

Re: Selenium Levels Available Online?

Hi Nancy,

Yes, your local county extention service should have information on the selenium content of your soils. But, even within a local area, there can be pockets of high-selenium areas. So, a mineral-assessment soil test is always a good idea.

All the best,

Dr. Getty :)

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO