What Happens if a Horse Eats Too Much Alfalfa

Updated January 29, 2024

In this Ask the Vet video, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan answer a question about alfalfa being the only source of forage for a hard keeping senior. Dr. Gray points to the results of one report from UC Davis as to why it’s not a good idea to feed alfalfa as the only forage source. The two discuss the nutritional benefits of alfalfa for horses, potential drawbacks, and why some owners should consider feeding it to their horse in addition to another type of forage.

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