Before and After..feeding the OTTB

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Before and After..feeding the OTTB

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    03-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Talking Before and After..feeding the OTTB

Thanks to all of you who gave advice on putting weight on the new OTTB...its working! :) The first pictures are the "befores" from the first day I had him in January and the last ones were from today, the "afters".

He is on free choice Bermuda, also gets 1 flake alfalfa and 1 flake bermuda in the morning, 4 lbs beet pulp, 2 cups rice bran, vitamin supplement, and then 2 flakes bermuda at night.

The person who had him before me fed him 1 flake in the morning and 1 flake at night of alfalfa.

Anywho, thanks for the advice, its working :)
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    03-20-2009, 08:56 PM
And here are the "afters".... :)
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    03-20-2009, 09:05 PM
Wow dramatic change congrats so now tell me . What's your secret? I have a rescue coming in this coming week and he needs about 350 to 400 pounds.
    03-20-2009, 09:10 PM
He looks awsome!!! Good work
    03-20-2009, 09:13 PM
If you can, allow free access to good hay (I use Bermuda) that is what really worked for us. And the beet pulp really really helped too. The rice bran made his skin and coat muuuchh better.

I still want him to put on a little more, but I couldnt believe the differance in the picture.
    03-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Rosie9r -- looking good! Keep it coming. You can see how he feels so much better too.

Hrsjmpr -- no secret -- she said what she's feeding him. But all horses are different. Search the forum for "WEIGHT" and you'll find all kinds of wonderful information! However, if a rescue needs 400 lbs, you have some serious issues to contend with. You may want to call in a vet for some advice, especially regarding worming.
    03-20-2009, 09:20 PM
Great thanks for the info what type of grain are you using?
    03-20-2009, 09:21 PM
You can tell he still has a bit to go, but WOW, he looks great! Nice job!

As for the beet pulp putting on weight, I was told that it is just roughage. It doesnt really help with weight.
    03-20-2009, 09:25 PM
Northernmomma thanks I have already got my vet on standby for when the horse gets here. Somehow I totally had a mental block and literally didn't see her "recipe for success" LOL anyway I will def look up some of the other posts and again thanks.
    03-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Beet pulp is just hay is roughage. But beet pulp tends to put weight on their topline so that is why I use it. I don't use grains or sweet feed either, we started him on a complete feed but it made him super hot.

The trick is to get rid of all the worms (I used the panacur powerpack method) but talk to your vet about what to do in your area. :)

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