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Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis cannot be cured, but there are ways to help control the disorder, including dietary changes. Horses with HYPP should have a diet consisting of one percent potassium. In addition, there are certain foods that should be avoided at all costs, including bran, sugar beet, molasses, and even alfalfa. Consult you veterinarian as to the horse's new dietary regimen, as many food items and vitamin or mineral supplements contain potassium.
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a genetically transmitted affliction that, unfortunately, cannot be prevented.
The name for the species of horses, donkeys, mules
A crop; often eaten by horses as a vital source of fiber and protein. Alfalfa has compound leaves made up of three small leaves.