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    03-05-2013, 08:49 PM
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Feeding beet pulp...

Okay guys, short question. Does anybody have the basic 'x kg of beet pulp per y kg of horse'?
I can't find it ANYWHERE, and would like to see the ranges for maintenance / weight gain. I've seen studies saying you can replace up to 50% of forage with beet pulp (huh, interesting) but nothing on how much per horse on top of forage.
     
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    03-05-2013, 09:01 PM
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" 1) feed no more than 2 pounds of dried beet pulp daily to a pony, 2) feed no more than 4 pounds of dried beet pulp daily to an immature horse from 1 to 3 years of age, and 3) feed no more than 6 pounds of dried beet pulp daily to a mature horse (body weight of 1,200 pounds). A feeding rate of 4 pounds daily in addition to the regular ration for a mature horse that was maintaining its present body weight would result in a gain of about pound per day. "

Well further searching found the above, but it's still not specific enough for my tastes. Why is this info so hard to find? What constitutes a 'pony', Shetland or medium size POA?
     
    03-05-2013, 09:59 PM
  #3
Green Broke
All I know is that my vet told me "You could feed a 5gal bucket of that stuff to a horse with no ill effects".

I give my horse 3- 4.5qts (post soaking) depending on cold and how hard he worked that day. I don't give more than 3qts at a time though.
     
    03-05-2013, 10:10 PM
  #4
Yearling
I feed mine out of a medium sized margarine container, 500g?? And they get a scoop and a half morning and night. That is post-soak. At night they also get their bran and complete feed mixed in.
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    03-05-2013, 10:29 PM
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Here's a pretty well written "article" on BP. Not sure it specifically answers your question but it seems to have some gems of helpfulness...

Beet Pulp
     
    03-06-2013, 12:10 AM
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Thanks guys. (: It seems to be one of those 'do this, not that, but it'll take a lot of the stuff to hurt your horse' feeds
     
    03-06-2013, 12:24 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Here's a pretty well written "article" on BP. Not sure it specifically answers your question but it seems to have some gems of helpfulness...

Beet Pulp
What a great article, me and a friend got into an arguement about beet pulp being very high in sugar. I kind of figured it wasn't as its from sugar beets after the sugar was taken out like stated in the article, but now I have something to back it up with!
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    03-06-2013, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cowgirl4753    
What a great article, me and a friend got into an arguement about beet pulp being very high in sugar. I kind of figured it wasn't as its from sugar beets after the sugar was taken out like stated in the article, but now I have something to back it up with!
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Right?! I love that website.
They have good information about basically all the more "natural" diet-additives one might want to feed - beet pulp, rice bran, flax seed, the low-down on ration balancers vs grain, the whole deal.

I refer back to it often! Haha
     
    03-06-2013, 12:35 AM
  #9
Foal
That is one of the best things about beet pulp, low carb !
     
    03-06-2013, 01:04 AM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Right?! I love that website.
They have good information about basically all the more "natural" diet-additives one might want to feed - beet pulp, rice bran, flax seed, the low-down on ration balancers vs grain, the whole deal.

I refer back to it often! Haha
I have bookmarked it, definitely going to have to go through it and do some reading!
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