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    11-20-2008, 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by kickshaw    
rice bran can be found in bags by itself, or as a product such as max e glo or ultra bloom. Manna Pro Corporation and

There is also wheat bran out there, but I don't know a lot about that...peggysue?

The rice bran would be easier to feed, because it does not have to be soaked.
Sweet-thanks. Quite a few of my local stores carry the Max e Glo and I could ask if they just carry straight rice bran as well.

It's been an incredibly stressful day at work-it feels good to be getting a handle on this. What would I do without this forum?
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    11-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Wheat bran does not have fat level that rice bran does it actually has been proven somewhere I would have to HUNT for it again ..
    11-20-2008, 07:56 PM
I had great luck with the Max E Glo on teh one that would eat it and one that stuck her nose up at it
    11-20-2008, 07:58 PM
The fat level on wheat bran is 5%
The fat level on rice bran is normally 20% or higher depending on which company
    11-21-2008, 01:08 PM
Great. The feed store I'm going to tonight carries his regular feed plus the Max E Glo, so I'm going to pick that up.

*fingers crossed* I will make beet pulp work for my schedule if I have to (obviously his health is a priority) but I'm hoping the addition of rice bran will pack on those lbs.
    11-21-2008, 01:13 PM
Remember not to feed more then 2lbs of it

Buy a cheapo scales in teh kitchen department at walmart and use that
    11-21-2008, 01:30 PM
Green Broke
Also, 1 measuring cup of max e glo = .5 lb I weighed it one day
    11-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Thanks you both! We do have a scale in the tack room.

How much should I start with tonight to ease him in? 5. Lbs? (I'll bring a measuring cup out
    11-21-2008, 02:20 PM
1/2lb would be fine maybe a little less 1/4 lb
    11-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Thanks! :)

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