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post #1 of 22 Old 04-19-2009, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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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 :)

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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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?
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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 :)
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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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).
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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...

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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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...
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.

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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
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I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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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?
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1lb per day :)

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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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 ...

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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