Can Fodder be Included in a Horse’s Feeding Program?
Q. I would like to learn more about barley fodder, which in essence is the same as barley sprouts for human consumption. No soil involved—just trays, seeds, and water—and seven days later you have feed. All the sites that advertise ready-made setups to grow your own fodder for your animals don’t really talk about the sugar contents; they only say it is good for your animals, cuts your feed bill by one-third to one-half, and increases nutrition for your horses. I have geriatric ponies, and I am concerned about laminitis. What can you tell us horse owners about this grow-your-own fodder for horses?

Donna Scarpa, via e-mail

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