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post #1 of 16 Old 04-09-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Important info on Beet pulp

http://ezinearticles.com/?Is-Beet-Pu...source=message

Just read this, couldn't believe it.
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Thanks for posting. I think some people have had some success with beet pulp and swear by it. It also causes choke when it isn't properly handled, which I don't think is a good idea. I have not ever wanted to feed it.

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Sorry, but I think that article is flawed in the extreme.
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http://ezinearticles.com/?Is-Beet-Pu...source=message

Just read this, couldn't believe it.
Read this before & see it is on FB this am. This author shows no Scientific studies,there is more articles out there from more credible sources supporting BP

Perhaps read this article & referenced articles in it before buying into this
More debate on beet pulp — is it toxic? | EQUINE Ink
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Quite interesting. In old times( well, 30, 40 years ago), I remember, beetpulp was ADDED to the ration in winter ti give a little "juice", much like carrots, since winter means no grass. Nobody would feed beetpulp only, or in summer. It wasn't seen as a hay substitute at all.
I used to add a handful to the feed, in winter, to make supplements stick.
I noticed my horses getting tired of it after the initial joy, unless it was the molasses-added beetpulp.
My landlady, some years ago, bred QH. I did the feeding, formulating a ration for her then just bred mare, the resulting filly won the futurity. She re-bred the mare 4 times to the same stallion, feeding her ration, not mine( consisting of a 10 liter bucket of beetpulp and oats, twice a day), and NONE of the foals ever even made it in the regionals.

Si, I can easily do without beetpulp. I also read beetpulp can be high in aluminum due to processing with solvents in metal containers.
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My horse won't touch beet pulp even the one with molasses.

Id perfer to feed alfalfa pellets over beet pulp anyway beet pulp is spendy. Would rather spend my money else where. It cost 18 dollars for bp here that's crazy would rather spend that on alfalfa.
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^^really ? BP is about $3 cheaper a bag than alfalfa pellets

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It's nothing but an ezine article from a 'holistic practitioner'. Hardly what I'd call a prestigious, peer reviewed journal. Anyone can post any garbage they want on ezine and call it the truth. Doesn't mean it is.

I've fed beet pulp for years to my senior horses to help keep weight on them in the winter. If it were soooo toxic as this loon is claiming, I'd have thought my oldsters would have dropped over dead by now.

Unless it's in a scientific journal with actual studies and articles to back it up, it's nothing more than hoo doo and anecdotes as far as I'm concerned.

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It's nothing but an ezine article from a 'holistic practitioner'. Hardly what I'd call a prestigious, peer reviewed journal. Anyone can post any garbage they want on ezine and call it the truth. Doesn't mean it is.

I've fed beet pulp for years to my senior horses to help keep weight on them in the winter. If it were soooo toxic as this loon is claiming, I'd have thought my oldsters would have dropped over dead by now.

Unless it's in a scientific journal with actual studies and articles to back it up, it's nothing more than hoo doo and anecdotes as far as I'm concerned.
But but....I thought they couldn't put anything on the internet that isn't true.....

No, seriously....I wouldn't raise a youngster on bp alone, but as part of a balanced diet and putting weight on a needy oldster, sure I'd use it
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Aww man, I'd better go out to the barn and tell the old guys that they're supposed to be dead
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