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    06-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Timothy Hay?

My horse is being fed Timothy hay and has been very high strung this past week since switching from Coastal. I was wondering if, like Alfalfa, Timothy hay is known to give a horse more energy.

He is being fed Strategy which is a 14% grain although he was fine while being fed Coastal. Could it be a combination of the Timothy hay with the 14% grain that is giving him all of this energy?

Thank You for any help!
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    06-26-2013, 08:00 PM
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Timothy and Coastal/Bermudagrass have a very similar nutritional profile on average (http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/pubs/id146.pdf) It could be that the hay you've switched to is a different cutting and is leafier than what you had before (leafier hay has more nutritive value)

Strategy is a fairly sugary feed, but as you had no problem before that may or may not be part of the issue.
    06-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Thanks! I find it odd considering he has been on Coastal for the past 5 months and has most likely had a variety of different cuts. Maybe he has just decided to be a brat now!

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