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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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We have a person at our barn that gives her horse a variety of different fruits and veggies. Including oranges, canelope, blueberries and cranberries, lettuce, cucumbers etc... Are these things ok to feed horses? Are there any specific fruit or veggies that should be avoided?


Where are you from? FLORIDA

How did you locate this forum? INTERNET


Hi Sam,

Those you listed are fine. Stay away from tomatoes, asparagus, raw potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprounts, spinach, onions, and peppers. But, most fruits are fine (cucumbers are a fruit), along with lettuce.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO