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For MP and Aussies: Hygain? Lupin?
One of the larger feed feed stores here has brought in new this month an Australian feed called Hygain http://www.hygain.com.au/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and several of their feeds have "sweet lupin flakes" So...what's the deal it? good, bad? same as soy? I had to go to wikipedia just to see what the stuff was lol. At least its some variety to the Nutrena and Purina. edit: I found pictured of Cloud and other mustangs around lupine flowers, but I think that might be the toxic kind? :? is it only the domestic varieties that are edible?
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Re: For MP and Aussies: Hygain? Lupin?

lupins are good from what I understand. they are very high in protein too. low in starch and high in fibre.

[b]Lupins, Beans and Peas
Other sources of protein are peas, beans, and lupins. These should be crushed, cracked or soaked to increase digestibility. They supply protein of moderate quality, but you need to feed more than the meals to achieve a required protein intake. However you don’t have any problems with ‘fines’ in the feed bin that the horse may leave. Lupins are also a good energy source for performance horses, and they are valuable as they are low in starch, but high in digestible fibre. Lupins can provide up to 25% of the total grain mix in a performance horses and can be used as a protein supplement in young horses and mares.[/b]

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Re: For MP and Aussies: Hygain? Lupin?

I've had lupins before - they are a little fox glove-ish looking and were my replacement for fox glove (since it is poisionous)- I was under the impression though that they were not the eating type, but I didn't look into it that deep.

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Re: For MP and Aussies: Hygain? Lupin?

I like the low carb (surprise, surprise, I know). Based on the ingredients, it is basically just ground and pelleted legumes with a vitamin/mineral supplement. It is a bit high in protein for what a horse at maintenance needs, but the extra protein is mostly just broken down into energy or put into waste.

I don't know a lot about lupin, just that it is another legume and may be safer than soy as a protein source. Most horses don't need a significant protein source over what is found in hay unless they are in heavy work and needing replacement proteins. This is about the best I can find on the attributes of lupin is this link.

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Re: For MP and Aussies: Hygain? Lupin?

It's beautiful - I use it in my flower beds.... as a legume, I would think it would improve soil....??? Will look into it.