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hello ma'am. i believe that BEET PULP is a concentrate. actually, what does CONCENTRATES mean in equine nutrition? what all does it contain?

Hello Caine,

Concentrate is another term sometimes mistakenly used to refer to 'grain' and includes cereal and non-cereal based additives like processed fiber, protein, mineral and vitamin sources.  The term means that the ingredient has been processed to concentrate a specific nutrient.  Although technically beet pulp can be considered a concentrate based on the level of processing that has occurred to concentrate the fiber in the feed, the horse's digestive system still recognizes beet pulp as a fiber source.  

Thanks, Corlena

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Corlena Patterson


I can help with any of your horse nutrition questions and concerns. I have been involved with horses for closing on 40 years, with a B.Sc in Animal Science and currently working on an M.Sc in Equine Science with the University of Edinburgh. I have owned my own feed store, consulted professionally as an equine nutritionist, and lectured in the fields of equine and dairy nutrition at the University level for 5 years. I have developed and currently market 'Ration-X', a ration formulation program for horses...designed for the everyday horse owner. I am happy to help in any way I can.


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