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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Re: feed labels....

Hello Jane,

That's true -- in spite of the legislation, there are many horse feed companies have not been listing ingredients in order of concentration. They are legally required to do this and within the past two years, most are complying. Stay with name brands, and you'll be okay.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Jane Ames
Dr. Getty, I know in your book, Feed A Horse Like A Horse, (pg. 1 you mention that feed labels for our horses are not made (necessarily) in order of msot to least (like human food is). On my fb recently someone mentioned feed labels and so I decided to look it up. This is what it says on fda link:


"Federal regulations require ingredients be listed on the product label by their common or usual name in descending order of predominance according to weight (21 CFR 501.4)...."

Have things changed?

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio