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

From what I am reading this is very close to alfalfa and I am reluctant to use alfalfa with Troy. I have located a good source for peanut hay and this is the nutritional analysis:Crude protein 15.1%, Relative feed value 196. What are your thoughts on this hay?


Where are you from? Columbia, SC

Re: Perennial Peanut hay

Hi Elyce,

Yes, perennial peanut hay is a fine forage for horses.
Perennial peanut hay is not the same as "peanut hay" (which is what is left over after harvesting peanuts). But, perennial hay is a high quality legume hay that is appropriate for horses and can certainly take the place of alfalfa.

Great question!

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO