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Ep. 007: Alfalfa Misconceptions – Myth vs. Truth Part I

ABOUT THE SHOW HOSTS

Dr. Tania Cubitt

DR. TANIA CUBITT

Hailing originally from Australia, Dr. Tania Cubitt is one of Standlee’s resident nutrition experts, with both technical and practical life experience. She has a PhD in Equine Nutrition and Reproduction from Virginia Tech and raises black angus cattle, along with a few goats in Virginia.

Katy Starr

KATY STARR

From the western state of Idaho, Katy Starr works as a marketing consultant for Standlee Premium Western Forage, focusing on nutritional content. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agribusiness from the University of Idaho, and partners with her husband in raising a small commercial cattle herd and their three girls.

Episode Details

On this episode, Dr. Cubitt and Katy discuss questions listeners and followers have sent in about alfalfa misconceptions and feeding alfalfa to horses. A few of the questions we cover in this episode are “Does alfalfa make horses hyper from the protein? Will it make horses ‘hot’? Will too much protein from alfalfa and feed cause gas colic? Does alfalfa make horses urinate more?” and more. Have any topics you want to hear more about? Let us know at podcast@standleeforage.com.

Episode Notes

15:20-17:15 – 

  • Discussion of study referenced below on research studying the impact of irregular feeding times on horse behavior.

21:13 – 

  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, “The Effect of an Irregular Feeding Schedule on Equine Behavior.”

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