Re: Oh no, extremely high wsc! Would you feed this?
Ok so if I understand the following correctly there IS actually a chance that such a high level of WSC in hay could cause laminitis?toggle quoted message Show quoted text
"It tells us 1 g/kg, or 500 g (17.6 ounces) for a 500 kg horse does not cause
laminitis. If that horse was eating 10 kg/day of hay this would amount to a 5%
difference between WSC and ESC, e.g. WSC 13%, ESC 7%.
At 5 g/kg, 2500 g or 2.5 kg for a 500 kg horse, it would be a 25% difference
between WSC and ESC for a horse eating 10 kg of hay, or WSC 32%, ESC 7%. That's
a very, very high WSC and it produced laminitis in 37.5% of horses in that
study. This is a lower dose than Pollitt used but still much, much higher than
what we typically see."
If they had tested 24% WSC like what's in this hay, it might have given say 25% of the horses laminitis. We don't know for sure what the safe amount is. And my horse could be one of those who are sensitive to fructan.
I feel like I'm feeding him poison. :(
Just been to a farm to collect samples of new hay. He had a few bales of hay from last year he could sell me while I wait for the results of the analysis. He didn't have a sugar analysis but said he'd sold some of it to a laminitic and that horse had been ok on it.
What do you think?? I KNOW this hay is dreadful, should I chance it and buy some of the last year's hay while I wait for a new analysis? They can hardly be worse than what I've got....
The only hays I've found with a sugar analysis is wet haylage which I'm not keen on feeding, plus I don't know how they've taken the samples.
--- In EquineCushings@..., "Lorna" <briars@...> wrote:
I'll try to upload the new report!