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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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What can you tell me about beardless wheat hay? Is it good alone? Good for a pregnant mare? My horses look and feel better on it than they did on straight grass. Thanks.

Where are you from? Anderson, CA

How did you locate this forum? internet

Re: feed

Hello Kelly,

Beardless wheat hay is generally higher in starch since it is a grain hay. Also, it is relatively low in calcium, which makes it not such a good choice for a pregnant mare. You may want to supplement it with alfalfa for this reason.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO