Thursday, February 7, 2013
Don't take hay for granted. A leading feed supplier and equine nutritionist, Marlin Statema, says it could be the most critical element in your animal's diet.
"Forage is the most important part of the horse's diet. That's because the horse evolved as a grazer. It has a very small stomach and can't take in a lot of feed at one time," says Statema, president of LMF Feeds in Deer Park, Washington.
Despite the fact that his company specializes in grain feeds, Statema encourages horse owners to make forage -- not grains -- the main part of their animals' diets.
Continued at... Feed More Forage
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