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

Hi Kathy,

Teff hay is a good choice - similar to Timothy hay in protein but lower in non-structural carbohydrates (%NSC), particularly fructan (because it is a warm season grass which does not accumulate fructan like cool season grasses).

So, yes, go for it!

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

How do you feel about feeding horses Teff Hay? I am looking for an affordable alternative to our local forage hay (which the horses love) which I am learning is high in bad carbs.

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO