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post #1 of 5 Old 01-01-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Essential Shots & Nutients

What are some shots you give your horse, as well as some nutrients that are needed for stalled and pasture Horses?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-02-2010, 01:59 AM
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What are some shots you give your horse, as well as some nutrients that are needed for stalled and pasture Horses?

Thanks for the Help!
I do
4-way
WNV
Rabies

We have good quality hay(we grow our own), so I know what is in it, and its nutritional value, so we are not guessing on our hay qaulity year to year. So most our horses just get hay and a 8oz cup of pellets (12%), flax, and Equine choice (pro/prebiotic). They probably would be fine w just the hay, but Im a firm beilver in pro/prebiotics, so only reason they get the pellets is to add it to the feed.

We have trace mineral blocks in all our corrals/pastures.

As far as supplements for our performance horses. This will be varied from horse to horse. But every on of our horses gets, flax, Equine Choice (brand of pre/probiotics), Oil, Gelatin (just plain Knox type....the kind you buy in the gorcery store), it works great for stong hoofs..and is much cheaper than over the counter horse type stuff, such as Biotin or Biotime.
They get @ minimum 1 cup (8 oz) pelleted complete feed 10%, just enough to add the above into their feed. Again this will vary upon the horse...my seniors will get a senior feed (14%), plus Beet pulp, our young ones (yearlings up till 5 year olds ) get a mineral supplement which my vet has our local feed store make for him.

I try to do as little as possible for the most part, and if I do add anything to my horses feed, I try to go the more natural route opposed to buying Brand name products, as they tend to be overly expensive, and have other additives that I may/may not want. And the natural product can be much cheaper, and give me the same, if not better results. Fo rexample I use Chammollie Leaves in my horses grain to calm them down before a show or prior to a vet visit If I need, opposed to using drugs such as ACE...works great!

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Thanks. I was just thinking of what should be required for a horse coming into your facilities should have. Defently WNV. And I was thinking of including a multi-vitamin in there food to included in boarding as well as the salt in all the paddocks, but not in stalls maybee.

Only concern I have with them in the stalls is I would like to keep them as open as possible besides the water and the feed pan put in for grain and the hay net. Also I have seen the red color goes on the stall wall which would absolutley kill me!
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Yeah I don't like them in the stalls either. So we buy the large blocks, and put them into each paddock. Works great.

I myself don't like hay nets in stalls as I have seen some horses get caught up in them....so we just feed hay on the floor...its a more natural position for the horses head to be in as well.

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Only concern I have with them in the stalls is I would like to keep them as open as possible besides the water and the feed pan put in for grain and the hay net. Also I have seen the red color goes on the stall wall which would absolutley kill me!
If you feed hay in a net or rack the wall around it will eventually turn black/dark brown... so if you like clean walls you'll have to feed it on the floor.

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