Hay recommendations


dr.kellylear@...
 

My mare is a very picky eater and always have been. She is not a fan of soaked hay at all. I have been soaking the Timothy and she will nibble
on It but she is definitely not eating 2% of her body weight. In fact she would rather eat her manure. I have access to Bermuda grass hay and orchard grass hay too and I sent samples out for analysis for the Timothy, Bermuda and orchard but haven’t gotten those back yet. 

My question is should I keep with the timothy and let her just nibble at it or should I try a different soaked hay like the orchard or Bermuda. I am scared to switch hay on her and cause any changes in the microbes in her intestines. But I am also concerned if she isn’t eating enough she will have insulin rises due to the lack of food. 

Please let me know what everyone thinks is best. 

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Kelly Lear in Texas 2021

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