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

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Pam spray to make supplements stick???

Hi again Dr. Getty-

Now I have never heard of this before, but I read on a messageboard somewhere that some horse people are spraying their pellets and/or grain with Pam to get their supplements to stick and not settle to the bottom of the feed pan to be ignored. Is there any reason why you wouldn't advise doing this? Just curious.

You learn something new everyday, huh!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the time and effort you put into this site Dr. Getty!!!!


Where are you from? California

Re: Pam spray to make supplements stick???

Hi Shana,

Thank you for your kind words. It is my pleasure to assist you and other horseowners with their questions.

There are several aerosol sprays and you can use them, as suggested, as long as they only contain oil and a propellent. But, many are flavored with spices and flavorings, which makes them inappropriate for horses.

Having said this, I would much prefer adding a small amount of water than Pam -- it does the same thing and the propellent in Pam and others may lead to respiratory problems in sensitive horses.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO