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    04-19-2009, 12:37 PM
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Weanling
Calf Manna?

I picked some Calf Manna up at the store last week, because I noticed it has vitamin supplements and linseed (which I think is another name for flax?). I am trying to "bulk up" my mare, and I had flaxseed recommended to me. Also, even though a 25# bag was a little pricey, it says I only have to feed a pound per day. Annie (my horse) doesn't really like it, so I mix it with a pound of sweet feed. I don't really like sweet feed, though (but, lol, Annie sure does...).

First of all, what do you all think of Calf Manna? I have never used it before, but for the past week I have been giving her a pound of it per day. I *think* her coat seems shinier, but maybe I'm imagining it...anyways, how is it as a supplement, from your experience.

Secondly, would you recommend getting her to eat the Calf Manna another way, or is 1 lb. Of sweet feed not really significant for an approx. 1,000 lb. Horse?

Thanks!
     
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    04-19-2009, 01:17 PM
  #2
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It is an all stock vitamin mineral supplement similar to a ration balancer but it is not balanced to an species... it would be cheaper and healthier to get a ration balancer like Kent's Horsego32,Purina's Enrich32, Triple Crown's TC30%

The calf manna also has a fairly high NSC :)
     
    04-19-2009, 03:36 PM
  #3
Yearling
I thought Calf Manna was a brand not a product...like I use Calf Manna Opti-Zyme a probiotic. What else is on the bag?
     
    04-19-2009, 03:58 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Peggysue    
it is an all stock vitamin mineral supplement similar to a ration balancer but it is not balanced to an species... it would be cheaper and healthier to get a ration balancer like Kent's Horsego32,Purina's Enrich32, Triple Crown's TC30%

The calf manna also has a fairly high NSC :)
Yeah, I was concerned about that...I usually prefer Kent feeds, and they're super easy to get around where I live. Does the Horsego32 have the flaxseed, also? I am having the hardest time finding flaxseed by itself...people in the feed stores look at me like I'm a buffoon when I ask for it.

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Originally Posted by hotreddun    
I thought Calf Manna was a brand not a product...like I use Calf Manna Opti-Zyme a probiotic. What else is on the bag?
Good question...it's the one that PeggySue is referring to ^. It's just the allstock one, a ration balancer (sorry, don't have the bag in front of me).
     
    04-19-2009, 07:02 PM
  #5
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Manna Pro is the company( Horse Digestive Supplements-Horse vitamins-Horse Mineral Supplements ) ... they build MOST of their stuff off ofthe orginal calf manna supplement


My horses don't NEED anything more for shine on the Horsego32...

Tell your feed store Linseed :) have them to check thier suppliers...
     
    04-19-2009, 08:05 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peggysue    
Manna Pro is the company( Horse Digestive Supplements-Horse vitamins-Horse Mineral Supplements ) ... they build MOST of their stuff off ofthe orginal calf manna supplement


My horses don't NEED anything more for shine on the Horsego32...

Tell your feed store Linseed :) have them to check thier suppliers...
Oh, the flaxseed was for muscle-building rather than shine...her weight is up to a pretty decent level, but I'm still working on more muscle-tone. I should have specified...

LoL, good point about calling it Linseed. I'll try that. Maybe they just didn't know what I was talking about. A lot of places will special order feed.
     
    04-19-2009, 08:14 PM
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The flax won't do much for muscle what you need is quality protien/amino acid profile like a ration balancer will give you

All the horses in these photos have been on a ration balancer and had all winter off.... well you are in IN you know what our weather is like

The bay is my mare Sassy she is 8 and a small built mare
The Dunskin(buckskin) is Moosa he is a 4yo gelding
The red roan is 7 and HUGE
The dun is Ransome my boarders horse been with me since late decemeber
Horse Pictures
     
    04-19-2009, 08:25 PM
  #8
Weanling
Aww, they're adorable. They look good, too...not too fat, with some tone.

Do you happen to know about how much of the Kent has to be fed per day?
     
    04-19-2009, 10:10 PM
  #9
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1lb per day :)
     
    04-19-2009, 10:28 PM
  #10
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If they give you any trouble about getting it tell them to call and order it ... mine is $24 for 50lbs so less then 50 cents a day, I did add alfalfa pellets over the winter just to make ME feel better LOL I always feel like they should be getting MORE ...
     

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