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

Hello Susan,

I think feeding a grass pellet, plus appropriate supplements, is the best way to go because you would have to feed the recommended amount of WellSolve L/S in order for your horse to get all the vitamins/minerals that are listed on the label. And if you do not, then you end of with deficiencies. So, your idea of High Point is a good one. I would also add some flaxseed meal -- consider Nutra Flax because it does not have any added oats.

All the best,

Dr. Juliet Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse
Contributing Nutrition Editor of the Horse Journal

Susan Borden
I have a Cushings and insulin resistant horse who is on Well Solve L/S. I am thinking of switching to a mix of timothy/orchard grass pellets and alfalfa pellets and was wondering if High Point would be the best was to go as far as adding needed vitamins? He also gets a good quality timothy/grass hay. He is on Metabolic Support which is high magnesium which has helped so much. Thank you, Susan

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio