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        03-26-2013, 01:04 PM
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    Green Broke
    I had a neighbor tell me A & M was a cool feed & was fine to give any horse an unlimited amount. It would put weight on & not make them crazy. I knew better, but she was the local (supposedly most knowledgable) animal owner around. I know she meant well, but the nutritiion field is aways making new discoveries. People just don't know what they don't know.
         
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        03-26-2013, 01:48 PM
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    I'm not sure you're feeding enough oats to make a difference in any way to your horses so not surprised they are behaving OK really. For real food value you could probably save your money and not bother feeding them any at all.
    Corn (maize) and barley are higher energy grains
    Soya, beans and peas are high protein
    If you want to feed anything you'd do better to switch to a non molassed sugar beet with a few hay stretcher pellets thrown in. Sugar beet is low protein, safe energy (non heating), high fibre (really important for horses and a good source of calcium
         

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