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On the following page you will find recommended feeding regimens that have worked well to reduce the occurrence of episodes by owners of positive horses. We hope you find one that works for you. Remember, always read the labels on feeds and supplements, as you want very little (1%) to NO potassium for HyPP positive horses. Do not give positive horses red mineral blocks as they contain potassium. It's best to have your hay tested.
Plain oats is always safest, but if your horse prefers sweet feed check the labels, there are few with little to no potassium. Beet pulp w/o molasses is a great alternative to hays. It may take some time for horses to adjust to beet pulp so introduce it slowly. It is also great for weight gain.
The following links are provided to help you find a regimen for your horse.
http://hypp.8m.com/hyppcare.html Care and Warning signs to watch for.
Buckeye feeds are popular to feed positive horses
UC Davis is one of the best places for information, we have included 2 different links for UC Davis
Info on potassium testing:
"Thanks for your inquiry. The cost to do just a potassium test all by its self is $20.00. However, we do have test packages that would allow you to get more for your money for less. The Test number (F) cost is $17.00 which includes Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Calcium, Phos., Magnesium, and Potassium.
You may send a check along payable to Holmes Laboratory, Inc.. We also take Master Card or Visa. We also are able to fax or e-mail the results to you. within 2 working day after we receive the samples.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 204, Winesburg, OH 44690 and our UPS or any other Carrier address is 3559 US 62 Millersburg, OH 44654."
International Quarter Pony Association "We require that all Impressive bred, and some of our hardship registered ponies, be tested before they start breeding. We don't revoke papers for our H/H, but you can not use them for breeding and our N/H stallions must be gelded."
Because I've had a lot of requests for them, below are graphics that are free to save and use for anyone who who like them.
If you have additional suggestions on feeding positive horses and for vitamins or supplements that are safe for their use, please submit them using the contact form above and they will be added. Thank you.