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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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is it ok to feed my pony 2 different types of ready mix's to meet her needs?

Where are you from? huddersfield

How did you locate this forum? google

Re: mix?

Hello Charlotte,

Good question! The answer is, "it depends." Ideally, you should analyze the amount of each nutrient of each feed that you are offering to your horse and then compare it to the National Research Council's recommendations. This type of analysis is something that I do for individual horseowners, like yourself, so if you find that this information would be helpful, please let me know and we can set up a private consultation.

However, to estimate the safety and nutrient content, you can look to see if you are feeding according to directions or not. And, if the two feeds are similar in their nutritional analysis, and you are not overfeeding according to directions, you will likely be quite safe in combining feeds.

Thank you for writing.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO