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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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I have 2 other horses on pasture 12 hrs. Is it a better option to reduce their grain/beet pulp rations or their hay rations? One is older Friesian gelding and other is 2yr old ASB gelding.

Where are you from? VA

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Re: Another Question

Hi Kelly,

In general, pasture is best for horses and the foundation of their diet should come from pasture (or hay). But, you will need to add a overall vitamin/mineral supplement to fill in the gaps. And, your 2 year old is still growing, so supplementation is especially important.

Accel is a good overall supplement for horses on pasture. And, added to this, you'd want Lysine for your youngster, to assist with growth.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO