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    09-14-2012, 04:10 PM
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Since she is so thin, I'd make very sure she doesn't over-eat just on pasture. Most pasture grasses don't have the required nutrients, to build up a mare in this condition. We have built up several rescue horses, who were very emaciated. We pretty much follow these guidelines...

Horse Rescue Part 4 – Rehabilitation of the Starved Horse | Habitat for Horses

Read through it carefully. It contains a lot of good advice.

In all our years of rescue, we only lost one. She was an old movie mare, who came to us in very sad condition. In spite of several weeks of intensive care, my daughter decided it was best to allow her to go. She came in with another discarded movie horse. Both were in their 30's, after what appeared to be a lifetime of pretty hard use. The other, is a huge black Thoroughbred, who is, three years later, still going strong, looks wonderful for his age and is a happy, healthy boy and dreadfully spoiled in his new home.

Lizzie
     
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    09-14-2012, 05:15 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
Since she is so thin, I'd make very sure she doesn't over-eat just on pasture. Most pasture grasses don't have the required nutrients, to build up a mare in this condition. We have built up several rescue horses, who were very emaciated. We pretty much follow these guidelines...

Horse Rescue Part 4 Rehabilitation of the Starved Horse | Habitat for Horses

Read through it carefully. It contains a lot of good advice.

In all our years of rescue, we only lost one. She was an old movie mare, who came to us in very sad condition. In spite of several weeks of intensive care, my daughter decided it was best to allow her to go. She came in with another discarded movie horse. Both were in their 30's, after what appeared to be a lifetime of pretty hard use. The other, is a huge black Thoroughbred, who is, three years later, still going strong, looks wonderful for his age and is a happy, healthy boy and dreadfully spoiled in his new home.

Lizzie
Thank you for the info! Illndefiniteky read it over. I think mostly it was targeting all her worms and also the foal draining her in her depleted state. The foal actually self weaned and no.longer nurses and her bags are drying up. She is now gaining wonderfully.

Unfortunately I am in Texas and my pasture is sparse so their biggest roughage comes from the hay and beet pellets.

What is your thoughts on rice bran oil? I'm also about to use some natural supplements that has been working very well on her horses such as chamomile and paprika. =)
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    09-29-2012, 06:17 PM
  #23
Yearling
New pics and a tail pic. No more white hairs in the tail. And his stockings are disappearing. They were dark black after his first foal shed, and now they are getting lower and lower. =( I liked his black stockings





And for Feathered, here is a newer pic of momma on her new improved diet.
     

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