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    03-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Green Broke
Question Alfa Alfa cubes?

I just found a half of a bag of alfa alfa cubes that we bought a year maybe more ago... Is it still good after a year and can I feed it to my horses? I gave them both a cube when they were out in their pasture. They liked it! But they wont like die or get sick would they???
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    03-12-2010, 04:40 PM
You mean alfalfa, right?

I would think if they are not moldy they should be fine. Smell them, do they smell like nice alfalfa?
    03-12-2010, 06:29 PM
Green Broke
Yeah sorry I always put a space between them! Lolol
What does good alfalfa smell like?
    03-12-2010, 06:33 PM
As long as it wasn't moldy it will be fine ... but, not for nothing, why would you feed them to your horse and then ask if it will kill them?
    03-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Green Broke
Well I figured one wasn't going to kill them, I also inspected them for like 10 minutes before I gave it to them.
    03-12-2010, 07:36 PM
I have a question about alfalfa cubes as well...I recently bought a horse that is slightly underweight. The place that I board him offers 'pasture board' - you can have a stall but you have to cleaning and turn in/out yourself and I don't live close enough. Anyway, feed and hay is included in board but it is 'coastal'. Other boarders there suggested I get some T&A hay and they would give him a flake of it at night when the other horse is brought in (one that can't have that kind of hay). I went to the feed store and they were out of T&A, said I could have alfalfa hay for that price, but since I'm not out there to 'oversee' the feeding and I don't want him to colic for getting such a more rich hay too much, I declined. But I did take notice of this bag of alfalfa cubes they had as treats (I assumed). I thought maybe I could get him a bag of those and keep them myself to give as treats? I'm out there 2x a week, would be better than not getting it right? I'm just wondering other people's opinions on them as treats
    03-12-2010, 07:44 PM
I give them to Rosie as treats. I keep a few in my pockets when I'm working with her. Then hand feed her a couple after a grooming. I also give her about a half a gallon broken apart into smaller pieces right before I leave the barn.
    03-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Rottenweiler, the alfalfa cubes would surely help him with weight. I started my hardkeeper TB mare on alf cubes a few months ago and she looks noticeably nicer (even my non-horsey relatives noticed).

It would probably be better for him to receive them daily as part of a meal rather than treats. I know you're not there to oversee it, but if you can have the BO/BM agree to feed him soaked cubes everyday he'd most likely benefit far more than if he just got them as treats a few times a week :)
    03-12-2010, 08:11 PM
Should they only be fed 'soaked' or can they be fed as they are, dry?
    03-12-2010, 08:20 PM
If you are just starting out with them, I would soak them. Especially if you're giving them quite a few). If you're just giving a couple here and there, it should be fine. On the other hand, if you're horse is used to alfalfa hay, you should be fine.

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