I got that e-mail, too. They're telling us something we already knew but it's really nice to have the experts confirm it.
My end of the county is very high in iron and that is reflected everytime I had my normal Grower's hay tested by Equi Analytical.
Iron depletes copper and zinc, both of which are needed for the immune system and to stabilize insulin.
Is it any wonder two of my four horses have metabolic issues and now I am beginning to wonder about my third TWH. Who, ironically was the Control Horse when my other two participated in the metabolic study conducted by the Universities of MN and MI, in 2010.
I fear TWH #3 will have to wear a grazing muzzle at least during the Spring.
My almost 27 yr old Arab on the other hand flourishes on all that lush and his gastric ulcers flare up when he can't have green grass
I still have all my hair but these Guys turned it gray in the last six years and put me on BP meds. It can't possibly have anything to do with old age