Forage Sampling and Analysis Report
The basis of a horse's diet is forage. It is essential that we know what is in our hay so that we can ensure that we offer a balanced diet for our horses. Sometimes hay has excess minerals that can make it hard for your horse to absorb other important nutrients they need. Although we might be feeding lots of wonderful, expensive supplements and feeds, our horse might not be benefiting from them if the diet is not BALANCED. Forage analysis is also important for people who own horses that have metabolic issues such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Cushing's Disease, and Insulin Resistance. These horses need a diet that is lower in sugar. Forage sampling can help you determine the amount of sugar in the hay and help you determine if you need to soak your hay to make the hay safe for your horse.
Forage Sampling and Analysis:
Hay is collected using the Equi-analytical probe. https://equi-analytical.com/
We fill out the paperwork and mail the sample in for you.
The Test Analyzes the Following:
- Digestible Energy
- Crude Protein
- ADF, aNDF, lignin,
- ESC, WSC, starch, Test (601) $28.00
- Ca, P, Mg, K,
- Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn,
Then, I create a report that explains the nutrients that are provided by your hay. I will also make recommendations on supplementation if necessary.
The price includes the kit, hay collection, and analysis and consultation.
After you make your purchase, I will contact you to set up an appointment right away. If you are not a NY resident in my service area, I will connect with you discuss the process.