Re: Need assistance with trimming hooves and BCS

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Karen, 

If NSC is under 10%, then ESC+starch will be too.

NSC = WSC + starch
WSC = ESC + fructans
So, NSC = ESC + frucans + starch.

Fructans are not an issue so we don't normally use WSC or NSC when choosing hay since it may eliminate many hays that would actually be safe.  But if you have nothing else to go on, you can use NSC.

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