Beet pulp is a great addition as a weightbuilder on an underweight or hard keeper. It does NOT need to be soaked. You can find websites all over the net saying good and bad about it - I'd talk to your vet to get their advice on it. (for example - Carleen mentions above soaking for 8+ hours. I had always heard never to feed beet pulp that has soaked longer than 1 hour because it starts to break down/ferment very quickly and becomes unsafe. Who is right? Who knows. To each their own. I don't think I'd go off any advise/home made websites you find on the net. Ask your vet. I personally also feed my mare beet pulp that has been soaked, for the same reasons Carleen mentions, my mare is not a good drinker. But I would personally have no aversions to feeding it dry either.)
Last edited by Indyhorse; 07-21-2010 at 11:01 PM.