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

   Welcome to my forum. 

Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

Take a look at my Nutrition Library and Tips of the Month for a variety of answers on selected topics. Be sure to sign up for my monthly e-newsletter, Forage for Thought

I also have a growing number of recordings on "Teleseminars on Nutrition Topics that Concern You" as well as the new, Spotlight on Equine Nutrition Series -- printed versions of favorite teleseminars.

And finally, look for my articles in a variety of local publications and online newsletters, as well as the Horse Journal, where I am the Contributing Nutrition Editor.  


All the best,

 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Hello Dr. Getty, have you any experience with hemp? I have heard that the seeds are very nutritiuos to horses, full of EFAs as well as protien. What is your view?

Where are you from? Originally New Zealand, now living in the interior of BC, Canada

How did you locate this forum? Through the \\'Natural Horse People\\' website

Re: Hemp

Hi Zoe,

Hemp is a cannabis plant, related to marijuana and the seeds are just recently legalized in Canada for animal consumption. However, I cannot intelligently address the safety of their use. Perhaps you have some information you can send me and I'll be happy to look it over.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO