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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Re: Food for Forage: Psyllium

Hello Linda,

Yes, actually it would help since psyllium reduces the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream. So, while PSSM horses are more insulin sensitive rather than insulin resistant, the goal of reducing blood glucose levels is still the same.

Provide 1/3 cup of Psyllium husks per meal, as a good guideline.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Linda Golding
Will your suggestion regarding psyllium benefit a 15 year old mare with PSSM? Thank you.

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO