“I am considering switching my horses to Simplete, but I’m worried about the soy. There are articles saying ‘don’t feed soy to horses’ and that it can be a pro-inflammatory. But I have also heard good things about soy. Can you help me out?”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:

Full-fat extruded soy is an amazing feedstuff when balanced correctly in a ration. Full-fat extruded soy is a great source of high-quality protein and very high in lysine (unlike most feedstuffs). Lysine is the first-limiting amino acids in horses. It is important that the soybeans are extruded, like they are in simplete, rather than soy meal because the fat in soy meal is extracted with harsh chemicals. I feed all of my horses Simplete and they look and feel amazing.

About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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