I have not yet had my 2 year old tested for HYPP, however she has relatives that are positive. Until I have her tested I would like to err on the side of caution and feed her a diet that is appropriate for a HYPP positive horse.
I know that most pelleted feeds are not suitable, so I'm searching for advice on whether there are any specialty pelleted feeds available.
There is also a feed mill not too far from me where I could probably have them mix up something specific for her. I've been reading this article: http://www.ker.com/library/equinews/v9n1/v9n106.pdf which mentions that plain oats are a good option for horses that are not starch-sensitive (I'm not sure what exactly that means.. how does sensitivity to starch present?).
Oats alone (plus free choice coastal hay) does not seem like a complete diet to me. Would it be fine with the addition of a supplement? And, can anyone suggest a supplement if this is the case?
Sorry for all the questions, and thank you in advance for any wisdom and advice! :)