Rural Heritage Vet Clinic

Counting Calories in Horse Feed
Feed Approximate Calories/Pound
Timothy or other grass hay 800-900
Alfalfa pellets or hay 900-1,000
Sweet feeds 1,2000-1,400
Oats 1,450
Purina Strategy 1,500
Rice Bran 1,550
Soybean meal 1,600
Barley 1,620
Corn, wheat 1,750
Purina Athlete 1,900
Vegetable oil,
Animal fat designed for pigs or horses

Compiled by Beth A. Valentine, DVM, PhD, this site's virtual vet and co-author of Draft Horses, an Owner's Manual.

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26 October 2011 last revision