3 Ways To Reduce Your PSSM1 Horses Glycogen Intake

When it comes to PSSM1 management we know that 1 of the most important factors is to reduce your PSSM1 horse’s glycogen intake but how exactly can we do this? We are here to help, this blog is 3 ways to reduce your PSSM1 horses Glyocogen intake

1) Reduce Your PSSM1 Horses Grass Intake

Depending upon type and at certain times of the year, grass can be full of glycogen- especially in spring when grass growth is at its peak, or when we have dry periods and sudden rainfall in summer when grass grows quickly.

By reducing your PSSM1 horse’s grass intake you help reduce the amount of glycogen they are consuming, to find out more on how to reduce your PSSM1 horse’s grass intake please check out our blog or video.

3 ways to reduce your pssm1 horses glycogen intake

2) Feed A Low Sugar/Low Starch Hardfeed

Some hardfeed’s like course mix or molassed type chaffs can be full of sugar, by switching your horse to a low sugar low starch hardfeed you help reduce their glycogen intake.

Ideally, you want to look for a hardfeed that is below 5% sugar and starch combined an example of this is Dengie hi-fi molasses free, you can find out the sugar and starch content of your hardfeed by checking either the back of the bag, the label on the bag, or the manufacturer’s website.

3 ways to reduce your pssm1 horses glycogen intake

3) Feeding Haylage Or Soaked Hay

Contrary to belief haylage can actually be lower in sugar than hay, if we take HorseHage, for example, this haylage can be fed to laminitic horses so is suitable for PSSM1 horses.

When it comes to hay soaking hay can help reduce the glycogen levels, another option is 2nd cut hay or haylage, a 2nd cut is usually lower quality and not as rich, it’s usually cheaper to so can help save you some cash!

3 ways to reduce your pssm1 horses glycogen intake

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