Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Quick feed question
If one feeds unstabilized rice bran, I know there is a risk of unbalancing the calcium/phosphorus ratio. Will feeding alfalfa supplementally increase the discrepancy or decrease it? My brain has farted, and I can't remember if it's beet pulp or rice bran that can be "neutralized" by the extra calcium in alfalfa.
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Alfalfa does have more calcium than beetpulp, but the calcium in alfalfa is in the for of an oxalate while the calcium in beetpulp is carbonate. Carbonate is more easily utilized by the horse than oxalate, so if you are feeding it purely to balance out the ratio, you should use beet pulp.