Beet pulp shreds can be soaked for thirty minutes with a ratio of 2 parts water with 1 part shreds and should be fed at ground level. Excess water can be poured off the shreds to eliminate some of the sugar value. Do not use hot water as it will cook the pulp and will lose some of the nutritional value. If soaked, you can stir in the animals grain ration for improved appeal. Only soak the beet pulp shreds that are going to be used for each feeding as they can ferment, especially in hot summer months. Beet pulp shreds are not intended to be used as a sole source of nutrition and can be added as a supplement.One to two pounds of Beet Pulp shreds would be a daily recommended amount for a 1,000 lb horse. The most important thing in a horse’s diet is water, provide plenty of fresh clean water at all times.
Consult your veterinarian or nutritionist to develop a total health care and nutritional program for your animal. All health care programs should include regular deworming, vaccination and dental care.