Re: Supplement Changes/Sore?
Eleanor Kellon, VMD
Nitrate is metabolized to nitrite which interferes with oxygen carrying capacity in the blood. There are many reports of it causing or worsening hoof pain.
Protein on a hay analysis is actually a guesstimate made by measuring nitrogen. When protein is unusually high like yours was, there can be nitrate nitrogen contributing to that protein estimate.
If you know the hay analysis was wet chemistry that's all we need to know.
Eleanor in PA