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

Hello Debbie,

Thank you for patience. Good question -- yes, vitamin C is vitamin C regardless of how it is packaged. Of course, human supplements come in smaller concentrations -- I believe 1,000 mg is the largest I've seen. And most horses require far more than that.

But it is perfectly safe to feed "human" preparations as long as it is plain vitamin C (or one that is made from Rose Hips or contains bioflavonoids - those are also okay).

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Debbie Mosser
Is the 'human' vitamin C ok? Same as the horse one? thanks

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio