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post #81 of 113 Old 03-05-2014, 11:14 AM
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Tape worms will not show up in a fecal unless it's an odd segment. I'd assume she has them & treat as you've already planned.
Good luck with your new girl. She's one of the lucky ones.
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post #82 of 113 Old 03-05-2014, 03:39 PM
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I have a hard keeping TB. She's on free hay and sugar beet, chop and a senior mix 3x a day. Worm counts good and no tapeworm or underlying comditions and I still struggled to get weight on her.
Then I started to add a tbspoon of brewers yeast to her feeds and she's looking much better x
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I have a hard keeping TB. She's on free hay and sugar beet, chop and a senior mix 3x a day. Worm counts good and no tapeworm or underlying comditions and I still struggled to get weight on her.
Then I started to add a tbspoon of brewers yeast to her feeds and she's looking much better x
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Brewers yeast and yea sacc is great stuff
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she looks much better. Some horses are just hard keepers. Bahia grass should be a good protein /fiber feed. I use the senior feeds on all thin horses that come to me, simply because they are easier to digest. Brewers yeast is a form of vit b . You could add some vit e and c to see if that helps, I just crush an adult dose onto the feed . You may also try psyllium, maybe she is sanded . You can add more of the corn or canola oil (my vets and there are studies it does not make that much diff corn over canola) I also use soy oil . Beet pulp can be found w/o molasses . But if you can only find it w/molasses, it is usually such a small amt I don't think it will make a big difference. Look at the label for the sugar content. You could also try some alfalfa pellets added to the mix .
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post #85 of 113 Old 05-05-2015, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Update on her still not where I want her weight wise any suggestions
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What is she getting these days?

FWIW from that pic I can see (or at least in the part I can see lol) the pasture is overgrazed so she's not getting much from that.

She may always be a hard keeper but I agree she should look better.
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I would add more hay. Alfalfa is great for adding weight.
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post #88 of 113 Old 05-06-2015, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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She is on 5 lbs tribute kalm n ez with 2quarts of soaked beet pulp and pasture
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First step free choice quality hay with that pasture.

You may want to consider supplements as well.

I was never thrilled about the kalm n ez but I know you like it. Consider adding a fat supplement (as in another grain type), if not up what you are giving her but I wouldn't focus too much on that as I don't think it will do it.

2 qts after soaking is not a lot of beet pulp, start doing that twice a day for 4 total.

Are you doing anything with her?

What I see is a thin probably "hard keeper" horse with a tough past on poor/minimal "pasture" getting minimum amount recommended grain for an "idle" horse and a small amount of beet pulp. Pretty much everything can increase/be improved.

I don't think this will every be a "did you throw the horse her daily flake?" type of horse and I'm not sure if you are realizing that, I really think she will always need a good amount of groceries.
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post #90 of 113 Old 05-06-2015, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I do know she is going to need a lot and will never be an easy keeper but I love her. Do you think she needs more weigh or muscle or both?

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