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

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

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Calming a young one

Hi Dr. Getty, I want to thank you again for the advice you gave me last year...quiessence made a world of difference in helping "Gator" cope with our hot summer.
I have a question for you now regarding my other gelding "Chance". He was a rescue horse and from what we can tell, he's about 4 years old and is a spotted saddle horse. He is a very social and sweet boy but tends to be spooked very easily. I have recently switched him onto Triple Crown Low Starch feed and I am staring to see a difference in his behavior...he seems less nervous. Am I on the right track with this or would you suggest something like Quiessence? Thanks again for all that you do!

Where are you from? Va

How did you locate this forum? co-worker

Re: Calming a young one

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for the kind words. I'm very pleased to have been able to help.

If the low starch feed is helping his behavior, then you may have found the cure. But, most horses do not get enough magnesium, so if you'd like to see if this is the case with him, I recommend giving him a maintenance dose (1 scoop per 500 lbs) of Quiessence. If you notice a more dramatic improvement, then you've fixed the problem.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO