Re: Mixing hay

Kirsten Rasmussen

The overall ESC and starch should be below 10% for a horse that has EMS or PPID.  Some horses need it to be less than that, and you figure that out by bloodwork and looking at physical signs that suggest their insulin is still high (ie, hard crest, fat pads, swollen sheath, sore hooves, shortened stride, etc).  If you are mixing 50:50, then the average ESC and starch need to be 10% or less.  If you want to bring it down more, you might want to mix 60:40 or depends on how sensitive your horse is to ESC and starch.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
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