Asked April 6, 2020, 11:25 PM EDT

Can you feed alfalfa pellets to a horse with cushings along with grass hay. I also feed LMF senior along with some rice pellets. I have only had the mare for 6 months but I noticed she isn’t shedding plus the hair is a little curly. I forgot to mention she is 14 yrs old

Jefferson County Oregon

1 Response

Hello. Have you had the mare tested for Cushings? One main question is has the mare had any laminitis issues? That is one of the main determinants of what can be safe to feed. If the mare is healthy with no laminitis history and is an appropriate body weight then the answer is yes. Alfalfa along with grass hay is fine. If you would like to email me at the email listed below I would love to chat further about this.
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