Originally Posted by PaintedFury
I don't know that this person actually knows it first hand. Supposedly it was something that she found researching feed. This is kinda hard to explain. It is the wife of my best male friend's friend. Does that make sense? She supposedly researches any feed that they feed their herd, and this is what she found on Purina Equine Jr. It didn't sound right to me, so I started searching for something that supported either her or me. I can't find anything that supports her on the web, but it is impossible to search the entire web; so I figured I would ask here and see if anyone else had heard of it or seen it. I guess the curiosity just got the best of me, and I wanted to know for sure.
Much as I am willing to blame Purina feeds for a few things in this life, causing arthritis is not one of them.
" regarding HOW the horse is being fed.
If I were you, I would hold the Wife of My Best Male Friend's Friend feet to the fire and ask to see her research proof.
I looked up Purina Equine Jr. And it's only a little over 14% protein. Soy is the protein source in 99.9% of horse feeds, supplements, ration balancers.
If a horse already has arthritis issues
, sometimes a high protein % MIGHT aggravate that arthritis because of the high amount of soy it takes to reach that high percentage.
Tell "That Woman" you want to see what she discovered. If she produces something, regardless of whether it's credible or not, try and get the link because the rest of us are dieing to read it, too