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Any suggestions on what cures a dandruffed coat?

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        01-22-2013, 05:04 PM
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    Yearling
    Ive noticed excessive dandruff is often connected to a Vitamin A deficiency for horses on hay. It can be a precursser to rain rot if left go. My horses don't have dandruff/excessive scurfing anymore now that I supplement that in the winter
         
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        01-22-2013, 05:08 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
    Ive noticed excessive dandruff is often connected to a Vitamin A deficiency for horses on hay. It can be a precursser to rain rot if left go. My horses don't have dandruff/excessive scurfing anymore now that I supplement that in the winter
    OP, if you can get Triple Crown 30% supplement, put your horse on 1lb of it a day. It's high in Vit A... higher than the RB I feed. I am actually thinking about switching to the 30% myself, but I have to special order it. That and I just bought 100lbs of the other, so it will be a bit before that's gone.
         
        01-22-2013, 07:35 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by OneFastHorse    
    Usually, you will see a HUGE change once you get them on good nutrition. When I switched mine from Safechoice to GnW (YEARS ago), I noticed a HUGE difference (positive) in hoof and hair health. It was pretty amazing. Basic nutrition in the form of vit/min is key for overall health. Adding flax may help with the overall appearance of the hair on the outside, but why not fix the underlying issue and work from the inside out?
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    Interesting, when I do feed grain, I usually feed Safechoice. I've never heard of GnW!
         
        01-22-2013, 07:44 PM
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    Interesting, when I do feed grain, I usually feed Safechoice. I've never heard of GnW!
    The GnW is a RB (ration balancer). Purina has one, Nutrena has one, Buckeye has one (GnW), Triple Crown has one, etc etc. Brand is going to depend on your location and what brands are available to you.

    The 3 brands that I will use are Triple Crown, Buckeye and ADM. If I could get ADM here, they would be on it. The TC 30% seems to be higher in vit/min than the GnW which means I could actually feed less of the 30% than the GnW if I switch. I will only feed these brands b/c the companies have fixed formulas. Companies like Purina and Nutrena have low cost formulas which means that not every bag will be the same. They swap out ingredients for what is cheaper at that time. The fixed formula companies bags will be the same 100% of the time ingredient wise. They don't get cheap. Formulas are fixed and that's that.

    The RB's aren't "grain." They don't contain any cereal grains (corn, oats, barley, ect), which is why they are low NSC. The GnW is 13% NSC, the 30% is 9.3% NSC, which is another reason I'd like to switch. They (RB's) are basically a low calorie vit/min supplement, but are easy to feed b/c they are a pellet and not a powder/granule. Which basically means its a vit/min supplement and carrier feed all in one. If you were to put them on a good vit/min supplement in powder form, you'd have to at least throw it in with a handful or two of some kind of feed b/c they probably wont eat it plain. I use the RB b/c my horses will leave the powder in the feed box no matter what feed I mix it with.

    RB's are great for horses that are east keepers who maintain their weight on a mostly hay diet.

    A salt/mineral block also can't provide adequate supplementation b/c their tongues aren't rough like a cows. The blocks were actually designed for cattle.
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