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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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If you have a horse with EPSM, is it okay to feed beet pulp with molasses? In addition I feed a 6% low starch feed- 2 lbs per day, with grass hay and pasture. He gets fed 3 times per day. He's an easy keeper.

Thank you for your assistance.


Where are you from? Minnesota

How did you locate this forum? internet


Hi Connie,

Molasses is not the best thing for a horse that needs to limit his starch and sugar intake. While sweetened beet pulp is really quite low in sugar, it is best to soak it first (which you are likely doing anyway) and drain the water. This will remove most of the sugar. Then, you can add more water if you like.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO