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post #11 of 14 Old 08-11-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yes.she normally is on an 8 week schedule and so that wont be for 2 weeks. I called the farrier and asked him to come early. He is coming in a few days.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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If there is that much growth in a 8 week timeframe, either your farrier is not good, or you are going too long inbetween trims. 5-6 weeks may be ideal.

I'm on a every 6 week schedule, and this summer I have found 6 weeks is way too long inbetween trims. We are looking at every 4 weeks due to the outrageous hoof growth this year.

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post #13 of 14 Old 08-11-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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By the way, here are the ingredients for the supplement she started 4 monthhs ago. It is called Augment.

Ingredient Per Serving Per Pound
Guaranteed Analysis Per 2 oz
Lysine, minimum 450 mg 0.8%
Methionine, minimum 450 mg 0.8%
Crude Fat, minimum 1.0% 1.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 8.0% 8.0%
Calcium, minimum 4.3% 4.3%
Calcium, maximum 4.8% 4.8%
Phosphorus, minimum 3.0% 3.0%
Salt, minimum 0.9% 0.9%
Salt, maximum 1.1% 1.1%
Magnesium, minimum 1.0% 1.0%
Crude Protein, minimum 18.0% 18.0%
Copper, minimum 50 mg 880 ppm
Selenium, minimum 0.4 mg 7.0 ppm
Selenium, maximum 0.5 mg 10 ppm
Zinc, minimum 150 mg 2,640 ppm
Manganese, minimum 100 mg 1,760 ppm
Iron, minimum 80 mg 1,408 ppm
Cobalt, minimum 0.5 mg 8.8 ppm
Iodine, minimum 0.5 mg 8.8 ppm
Vitamin A, minimum 15,000 IU 120,000 I.U.
Vitamin D, minimum 1,500 IU 12,000 I.U.
Vitamin E, minimum 300 IU 2,400 I.U.
Vitamin B12, minimum 30 mcg 240 mcg
Riboflavin, minimum 20 mg 160 mg
Panthothenic acid, minimum 10 mg 80 mg
Thiamine, minimum 30 mg 240 mg
Niacin, minimum 25 mg 200 mg
Vitamin B6, minimum 10 mg 80 mg
Folic acid, minimum 10 mg 80 mg
Choline, minimum 50 mg 400 mg
Biotin, minimum 5 mg 40 mg
Other Ingredients

Ingredients: Corn distiller's dried grain with solubles, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, zinc amino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex, magnesium oxide, dl-alpha-tocopheryl-acetate, salt, d-biotin, selenium yeast, l-lysine, copper amino acid complex, propionic acid (a preservative), folic acid, choline chloride, dl-methionine, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, pyridoxine HCl, calcium panththenate, ferrous sulfate, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), cobalt sulfate, vitamin D3, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide (source of iodine).
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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Ooow, those pictures just make me want to get my nippers and nip, nip, nip! Get her trimmed and I imagine she will even stand more square.
She is quite lovely.
And yes, a diet change can cause rings. Think back, though, about any other changes that correlate with those rings (e.g., new pasture, new growth in pasture, different quality of hay, stress, transported, etc.,.).
They make "diet feed". I know b/c I use to buy it for my mare when I fed my old gelding a lot of senior feed and she (my mare) would almost seem panicked over the disparity in portions.
If it were me, I would get her trimmed and review her diet, ensure she had all the nutrients she needs and healthy feed for her caloric needs, and exercise her. If I were truly worried about her foundering, I would work something out w the barn owner to limit any "high carb" caloric intake.

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