I recently read an article online related to this study at horse.com. I have a couple of questions concerning the accuracy of the study claiming that sugars are reduced by soaking hay in water.
First, I'd like to know if there has there been any test performed on sun-dried hay or on still wet hay? I would like to know how long the hay was placed in the oven, what temp was used and what was the oven convection type ?...
First, I'd like to know if there has there been any test performed on sun-dried hay or on still wet hay? I would like to know how long the hay was placed in the oven, what temp was used and what was the oven convection type ?
The reason for my concerns is that sugar, like fat, is heat soluble and will burn at very low temperatures. So soaking the hay may not be the entire reason that the study shows reduced sugar levels in soaked hay. If there has been no test conducted on still wet or sun dried hay then the study does not effectively prove that soaking hay in water will reduce sugar content and should not claim that it does.
Thank you for your time
Nagpur Veterinary College and the Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Science University, with the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA), India and Wildlife conservation and Agro-Rural Development (WARD) Foundation, celebrated World Veterinary Day on April 27, 2013. They focused on the theme of World Veterinary Day 2013: Vaccination – To prevent and protect.
Teachers, students and staff participated in t...
Teachers, students and staff participated in the programme run by IVSA, India which included: an poster and essay competition on the vaccination theme and a Rangoli competition on the ‘Save Wildlife’ theme; vaccination against rabies in dogs; a road show to raise awareness about importance of vaccination to prevent the disease; broadcasting awareness messages through television and newspaper articles; a technical seminar on vaccination; delivering school lectures on the importance of vaccines, in particular that of rabies; distributing leaflets about the importance of vaccination; and inviting senior vets to deliver lectures on vaccination.
Dr Mangesh K. Nakade
President of IVSA India, Nagpur President of the WARD Foundation, Ex-President of the All India Veterinary Student's Association, Vice-president of Shoorsena, Ex-President of Maharashtra Veterinary Student Association, Member of IMWO Nagpur, India.