It's not uncommon for horse owners to select hay simply based on what looks good, or the recommendations of others, or what's available at the local feed store. How can you learn what's really in that hay? Is it going to provide proper nutrition for your horse's needs? Clair Thunes, PhD, shows you how to take a hay sample to send to a lab for nutritional analysis.
In addition to being an independent equine nutritionist, Dr. Thunes is a certified hay sampler with the National Forage Hay Testing Association. In her Summit Equine Nutrition program, she has worked with a wide range of horses from lactating mares to competitive driving horses, and with a variety of physiological problems including insulin resistance and muscle myopathies. Dr. Thunes believes in finding the right balance in the horse's diet for optimal performance. Contact Dr. Thunes at http://www.Summit-Equine.com.
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