In 2014 Purvis Feeds imported from Italy, new technology to ensure preserved forage did not lose vital nutrients prior to processing.

Use of Alfalfa or Lucerne and Its Effect on Gastric Ulcers.

By Dr. Clarissa Brown-Douglas · May 10, 2012

"The high incidence of ulcers seen in performance horses is a man-made problem resulting from the way we feed and manage these horses."

Feeding Horses with Acute Laminitis

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · June 27, 2014

"Horses with these conditions that develop laminitis should be removed from pasture. Other nutritional trigger factors such as hay and concentrate intake should be reviewed and diet revisions made, if necessary. The horse should be fed low-NSC hay at the rate of 1.5 to 2% of body weight. Alfalfa hay (lucerne) can be part of the diet during the acute stages."

Alfalfa: When Is It the Right Choice for Horses?

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · March 14, 2014

"Certain performance horses, especially those involved in demanding work, cannot maintain their weight on grass forage, and need the calorie boost provided by alfalfa."