Re: ALFALFA/foot soreness Fw: Extremely skinny just diagnosed cushings horse in Australia please help

Kerry Isherwood

Mandy, Im curious about this statement:

....."Do NOT feed alfalfa. There is a chemical in alfalfa that makes many horses foot sore."....

What is the problematic chemical? My PPID/IR mare is super sensitive to everything but actually does ok on alfalfa (I was feeding Chaffhaye when we were competing heavily last year). I know PPID is progressive so I want to learn about the alfalfa link to foot soreness and avoid it if possible!

Thank you,
Kerry in NY
Pinky Sept 2014
Tofurky Nov 2014

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