You might have already heard the benefits of beet pulp for horses – the low calorie, healthy means of putting on weight – minus the sugar spike in the blood. But given that your pet’s health is on the line, it is always best to dig deeper into the merits and particulars of beet pulp for your horse. And so we bring you the general facts and figures before you can induce a beet pulp feed for your “hard keeper”.
Check out also the following video where Bunny Hendricks explains more about feeding beet pulp to your horse. To go slowly about it is the best course and it all depends on the type of pasture that you have. Talk to your vet who knows your horse best and the individual situation.
What is beet pulp?
Beet pulp is the super fiber left behind after sugar production. After sugar beets are processed – and they are not your regular garden beets, these look more like radishes – the pulp is processed into pellets or shreds and used as cattle feed.