Two things to NEVER feed your horse
These two things might surprise you as many people feed both of these ingredients to their horses every single day. The negative side-effects can be detrimental to your horse’s health and wellbeing. Take a minute and read the label on your horse’s feed. The information may surprise you.
All of our product labels say DO NOT FEED WITH SWEET FEED. This is simply for the health of your horse. A ‘sweet feed’ is anything containing molasses, which is added to make poor quality ingredients look, smell and taste more appetizing.
High sugar feeds not only change the stomach pH causing ulcers, but can also pass into the intestines undigested, which can lead to colon and hindgut acidosis. It is best to use a feed that is low on the glycemic index chart. This will help to prevent health issues such as Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM), Monday Morning Disease, tying-up and body soreness.
Why is there soy in horse feed? Soy is a cheap form of protein. It is highly estrogenic so it should never be fed to horses with any type of metabolic disorder like Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance or Cushing’s Syndrome.
99.9% percent of soy is genetically modified to be Round-Up Ready. Glyphosate, one of the active ingredients, is the leading cause of leaky gut syndrome in horses. Leaky gut syndrome can cause allergies, diarrhea, mal-absorption syndrome, colic and irritable bowel syndrome.
To learn what Dr. DePaolo recommends feeding, read What Goes In The Bucket?