“ I feed a full scoop of Horse Guard to my 15 year old barrel horse mare daily. I was told to add 2 ounces of Red Cell to her daily bucket. However, I am concerned that I may be feeding too much selenium. She gets fed alfalfa twice daily, soaked beet pulp once a day, and a full scoop of Horse Guard with her bucket.”
Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Thank you very much for feeding your mare Horse Guard. She is getting everything that she needs with the alfalfa, beet pulp, and Horse Guard. Is there specific reason why you started adding Red Cell to her diet? Red Cell is another vitamin-mineral supplement that provides your horse an inorganic source of selenium. So, although you don’t need to worry about selenium toxicity you are having an unnecessary cost.
Thank you for taking good care of your horse.