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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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type of pellets to feed with glanzen

I have been supplementing my horses with 6 oz. original glanzen for 1 1/2 yrs. they both have great bare feet and glistening winter coats. My question is what pellets should I use to mix it with? I recently switched to Safe Choice, and now read that it is not a consistent formula. Should I switch to a pound of grass or alfalfa pellets? I mix the glanzen in with water and a tsp of sea salt.
Also, they have forage hay in a.m. and alfalfa p.m., turn out all day and access to pasture for 1 hr./day. Would they benefit from the new glanzen for hay diet? Thanks so much

Where are you from? California

How did you locate this forum? glanzen search

Re: type of pellets to feed with glanzen

Hi 10Walker,

You really don't need to add a commercial feed, such as Safe Choice, because Glanzen, along with fresh forage, provides a balanced diet.

To feed Glanzen, you'll need a "carrier" so hay cubes, broken into small pieces and moistened a bit, or alfalfa pellets, work very well for a carrier meal. And, you can adjust the amount fed according to their calorie needs.

If they are on hay, which is likely this time of year, then Glanzen Complete would be a better choice since it adds back those nutrients that are typically lost from fresh grass during hay production and storage.

If your horses are exercised where they need more calories than just forage can provide, consider adding either beet pulp or a nutritious fat source such as stabilized rice bran (that has added calcium to correct the inverted calcium to phosphorus ratio).

Thanks for writing.

Happy New Year,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO