Q & A with Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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8 Responses

  1. Betsy says:

    I love Dr. Getty, she has helped me with my horses immensely. Her information, kindness and care if invaluable. My question is: we just purchased 5 acres her in Illinois and want to grow our own hay. I have an IR horse and a donkey. What type of grass seed should I use? Some say Timothy, some say Orchard and some say a mixture all without Alfalfa (donkey). I am so confused can you help?

  2. Margot says:

    Hi – do you know if there is a difference between GREEN split peas vs YELLOW split peas? Also, what about lentils, soaked, or even sprouted. Protein vs sugars. Split peas would not sprout, I know. But lentils will sprout, but sprouting converts starches to sugars. Are the sugars that would be better avoided for a PPID or EMS horse ??

    • Casie says:

      Hi Margot–green and yellow peas are very similar nutritionally. Lentils can be fed as well and have a slightly higher protein content than peas. Sprouted provides the most nutrition. As far as I know, they are all safe for horses with metabolic conditions.

  3. Laura Willoughby says:

    Can you tell how much of lentil or split pea feeding quantities and it dry or soaked?

  4. Laura Willoughby says:

    I have to watch this geldings NSC but need high fat in his diet. I’ve just started organic milled flaxseed and 100% soybean oil to increase his fat intake.

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