feeding-putting weight on help please?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

feeding-putting weight on help please?

This is a discussion on feeding-putting weight on help please? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-15-2009, 06:54 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    feeding-putting weight on help please?

    Hi, my mare is a little under weight due to having 2 foals before I brought her. I feed her 3 sectios of hay during the day.(dont rally eat hay) and then she grazes all night. I also give her a scoop of conditioning cubes, scoop of alfa beat and a scoop of hifi.


    Is there anything I can change or give her as she has started to loose weight again. I want to try and get it on her before winter turnout.

    I have been advised to try the feed called. 'outshine' I am getting a bay tomorrow so will try that. I try not to give her anything with sooooooooo much sugar in as she goes of her head.



    Any more suggestions.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        10-15-2009, 07:57 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    The amounts you are using aren't really telling much - it would be much easier to help if you would weigh the amount of hay and each "scoop" of feed you are giving. Without knowing how much she is actually getting, it is fairly impossible to advise on what you may want to change.
    Also, when were the last times she was vetted, wormed and floated?
         
        10-15-2009, 09:16 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Yes, make sure her teeth are good - and float if needed and worm her if you don't have a history on that - those things are first.

    Rescues I've put weight on have been with 10-20% Rice Bran, 10-20% Beet Pulp, a non sweet feed like 50-60% Dumore's Stable Energy, Purina Senior or another purnia non sweet feed, and 10-20% Alfalfa pellets - I do about 7% of their desired body weight in this mix with unlimited hay.
         
        10-16-2009, 10:02 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Putting weight on animals is not voodo magic or the compilation of 5 different wonderful supplements. It gives us all a warm fuzzy feeling down inside when we import some wonder supplement from some exotic company made with algae from the pristine waters of Iceland. Please use the KISS method. Keep it simple s*!
    1. Clean fresh water
    2. Healthy animal(teeth floated, wormed, vacinated)
    3. Hay they "want to eat."
    4. Minerals in feed or available loose.
    5. Basic feed/grain. (corn, oats, barley, wheat bran, beet pulp, rice byproducts, etc.)
         
        10-16-2009, 10:40 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    Yes, she is on a worm plan and only recently been done,she is upto date with all of her vaccinations, her teeth are fine. I will ever get the measurement of the scoop or I will find a picture or something. Thanks for everyones help. Keep comenting
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What to feed for putting weight on older horse? gouligann Horse Health 7 09-30-2009 09:52 PM
    Feeding to put weight on? LiveToJump Horse Health 7 08-17-2009 11:57 AM
    Putting weight ON a dog. Dumas'_Grrrl Other Pets 17 03-12-2009 11:10 PM
    Putting weight on a horse eclecticstar Horse Health 15 01-21-2009 10:26 PM
    weaing an putting weight on mare JJ RANCH Horse Health 1 03-03-2008 11:45 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:58 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0