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  • De Hagendoorn Sun-dried alfalfa 10 kg
  • De Hagendoorn Sun-dried alfalfa 10 kg

Sun-dried alfalfa 10 kg

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Contains the best quality alfalfa. High in protein and low in sugars. Effective against stomach ulcers. Is extracted in the best climate. Dust-free, contains stems and leaves of the sun-dried plant.

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Alfalfa is a suitable addition to the daily ration for many horses.  It is widely used as a source of fibre to mix with concentrate feed.  Horses will eat more slowly when alfalfa is mixed with concentrate, so horses chew their feed better and produce more saliva which ensures proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Alfalfa is a low sugar and high protein crop.  Alfalfa is ideal for young growing horses, sport horses, lactating mares and older and leaner horses.  These can use the extra energy and nutrients very well.

Our sun-dried alfalfa is supplemented with linseed oil instead of molasses, eliminating the calcium/phosphorus imbalance present in alfalfa. This ratio is very important for the absorption of magnesium, which ensures supple muscle mass.

The amount you should give daily depends on the protein content in your roughage, what you want to achieve and what kind of horse you have.  If you only give a few handfuls as a supplement to the concentrate, you will only stimulate chewing.  If you really want to give extra energy and protein, you need to feed an adult horse of 600 kg at least 1.5 - 3 kg of alfalfa.  Always supplement sun-dried alfalfa with high-quality roughage and fresh water.

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