Take action to prevent laminitis in your horses today! Our GALLOP blends of Australian native grasses are great low sugar pastures and a low GI alternative to conventional hay and pasture blends. The recommended thresholds to avoid equine laminitis are to keep NSC’s below 10g/100g of the fodder.
In most warm season grasses, both native and introduced, excess carbohydrate is stored as starch. In all the introduced cool season grasses excess carbohydrate is stored as simple sugars such as fructose and glucose. However, native Australian cool season grasses store carbohydrate as starch which is digested by horses in a non-harmful way, and is less likely to induce laminitis or founder in horses and ponies.