Different Hay Soaking Techniques for Laminitis-Prone Horses

Pasture-associated laminitis has been linked to the over-consumption of water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) such as fructans, glucose, fructose and sucrose in horses and ponies. For those animals prone to laminitis, soaking hay prior to feeding helps to reduce the WSC content. An upper limit of 100 grams of WSC per kilogram of forage dry matter has been advised, but are common practices used today adequate to reduce WSC in hay?

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Soaking Hay Research