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post #1 of 11 Old 12-07-2010, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Will feeding vegetable oil help spring shed?

My tb is a woolly mammoth. I've heard that feeding vegetable oil helps with spring shedding...any thoughts? Personal experiences?
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-09-2010, 08:42 AM
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I have heard the same thing and have done it in the spring. I can't tell if it helps or not.

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-09-2010, 08:54 AM
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I've heard the same. I actually did it one year to get ready for an upcoming show and though I can't say if it made him shed faster I can say his coat was slick and shiny and gorgeous come show time!
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-09-2010, 09:02 AM
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I've never heard of veggie oil helping them to shed. It'll make their coat shiny and add fat to their diet, but as far as shedding, nope.

Horses get and lose winter coats according to the length of days. All animals do.
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-09-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks! I'll keep her on it because she's kind of skinny still. I just didn't know if it was a myth or not...
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Only thing I have ever used to actually help a horse shed was....beer. Had one who was shedding really late (if at all) one year, and the vet recommended it. Bought him (the horse, not the vet) a cheap 6-pack, and put one in his feed daily. Worked like a charm.

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Only thing I have ever used to actually help a horse shed was....beer. Had one who was shedding really late (if at all) one year, and the vet recommended it. Bought him (the horse, not the vet) a cheap 6-pack, and put one in his feed daily. Worked like a charm.
really?! I might have to try that.. Her fur is longer than the width of my fingers. It's rediculous.
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Worked great, but not until it is time to shed anyways.....beer is good for many things we never think of......

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My farrier swears by beer! I tried it, but not really on a regular basis last year, so I'm not sure if it actually helps. Plus she didn't really seem to care for it. She only tolerated it since I fed it to her in grain, which she usually doesn't get.

My mare just gets such a fuzzy fluffy coat that she looks like a teddy bear. She's always the first one to grow a coat and she hangs on to it til almost summer!

Maybe this spring, once that days really start getting longer, I'll try it with more regularity...
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-12-2010, 06:10 PM
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I'm thinking we should find out what in beer does it, so we don't all look like crazies feeding our horses beer.

But for now, go beer!

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