Equine nutrition: Myth busters!

Here is an excellent site published by the Agriculture and Rural Development division of the Government of Alberta, written by Lori K. Warren, Ph.D., P.A.S.

It examines popular myths in the equine industry regarding feeding practices and nutrition. Some of the myths are long-standing beliefs in the horse world, such as the requirement to soak beet pulp before feeding to avoid colic. MYTH!

Some of the myths examined include:

  • Rolled Oats Are Better Than Whole Oats
  • Blue Salt Is for Cattle Only
  • Bran Mashes Have a Laxative Effect

To learn more about common falsehoods about horse nutrition, visit Horse Feeding Myths and Misconceptions and find out how to update your feeding program.