Feeding the Hard Keeper


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

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2 Responses

  1. Sheila says:

    Isn’t 1/2 cup per 400 pounds of body weight an extremely large amount of chia seeds?? I’ve always heard/read that you feed a much smaller quantity of chia vs. flax.

    • Casie says:

      I asked Dr. Getty and her is her response:

      Recently, I weighed the chia seeds that I have and found them to be heavier than I once thought. So, my current recommendations are:

      Ground Flax: 1/2 cup per 400 lbs of body weight. So, a 1200 lb horse would get 1 1/2 cups of ground flax per day. If the horse is overweight, this can be reduced. But 1/2 cup for a full sized horse is just not enough, unless the horse is getting plenty of fresh pasture (which provides omega 3s).

      Chia: 1/4 cup per 400 lbs of body weight.

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