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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Hi Dr Getty I have 3 more months of coastal hay left for Troy, I need to find a back up for the coastal. What would be the next safest hay for him to eat to avoid more laminitis? Thanks for your help.


Where are you from? Columbia, SC

Re: Hay

Hi Elyce,

The perennial peanut hay you mentioned will work as a substitute for alfalfa, but I do not recommend it as the only hay you'd provide. So, if grass hay is not available, consider getting grass hay cubes -- many feed stores will carry Timothy cubes, for example.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO