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November 20, 2011

Endurance Blurbs: Super Fibers

"In the United States, the two most commonly fed super fibers are beet pulp and soy hulls. Dried beet pulp is often used as an ingredient in textured feeds, or it is added by the handful to a premixed concentrate to boost the fiber content of a ration. The seed coats of soybean seeds are called hulls and are very much like the thin, skin-like structure that surrounds peas. These feeds are more digestible than traditional fiber sources. For instance, hay is 40-60% digestible, depending on its quality, and beet pulp and soy hulls are 80% and 75% digestible, respectively."  The full article can be found here at Equinews.

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