. I recently had hay tested to be able to sell to IR/Cushings/EMS horses or just horses that need a lower sugar hay. Of course, it’s the analysis that doesn’t list NSC. I called the lab and they said that NSC is calculated from the 6C sugars listed plus starch. I want to make sure this is correct since that would make the hay 9.61%NSC, but there are 5C sugars that equal 23%. Do I ignore the 5C when figuring NSC?
5C sugars 23%
Also, is a target range for nitrate? I had that tested as well and it came back 1191 ppm which seems high?