Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alfalfa for Horses: Know When to Pass on This Forage - Full Article

Uncertain if alfalfa hay should be part of your horse’s diet? Have a complete diet evaluation by a Kentucky Equine Research (KER) nutrition consultant.

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 26, 2015

When grown, cured, and baled with care, alfalfa (lucerne) hay proves appropriate for many classes of horses. Because of its high energy content and nutrient density, alfalfa is fed extensively around the world. Management situations arise, however, that preclude the use of alfalfa for certain horses.

Circumvent alfalfa hay in these circumstances:

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