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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cow Feed?!?!

Someone I know has a tb andolder horse. He also has calves. He bought 500 pounds of calf starter for 11 dollars. He wants to feed it to the horses to save money. Will the feed hurt them or not?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 09:33 PM
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That would really be a question to ask the vet but I can tell you that if the calf starter has an ingredient "urea" in it, then it is NOT safe to feed to horses.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 10:39 PM
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Most calf starter is great horse feed. I have fed alot of it to my horses in the past. Check the ingedients and make sure there isn't anything like urea or antibiotic in it.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-19-2010, 12:11 AM
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I know "all stock" feed isnt good for horses. I went to a western barn and they fed it, then I went to the feed store to ask, as all stock is a lot cheaper, and my friend who works there and is also a rescuer said that she would NEVER feed it to her horses and does not recommend it.

I know all stock feed isnt the same as calf feed, but I would just stick to horse feed. If there is any chance of it being bad for your horse, dont do it.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-19-2010, 02:25 AM
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I'd rather buy horse food.. That way you know that everything your Horse needs it has!
Try to give Hay too on top of the cow feed :)
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-22-2010, 03:48 PM
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There are a couple things that can be fed to cows but not horses. I wish I could remember the ingredient, but I'm sure a vet could. Whatever it is like a tsp (or some really small amount) can kill a horse. Sorry I can't remember the specifics.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-22-2010, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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its ok
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