I heard that feeding a raw egg to a horse will help it's coat and help it gain weight. I was wondering if anyone has tried this or has ever heard about it. I have a skinny horse and was wondering if feeding him a raw egg would help him to gain weight.
It will work, but why mess with eggs when there are less messy, less costly measures that don't require refridgeration. You can use simple vegetable oil or purchase a weight/coat supplement and achieve the same effect.
I wonder if powdered eggs would have the same affect. They may be cheaper. I raise chickens so my eggs are very fresh and cheap. I've never fed one to my horses though, just the dogs. They love them raw
The raw egg is an old trainers trick and it can and has been done successfully. A lot of the line horses were fed this diet and I know for a fact that their coat is a richer color than others that have used the over the counter products.
Weight supplements vary in price and in effectiveness. While they may have many other ingredients (herbs, etc) in them they are generally fat supplements which means that they contain omega fatty acids (just like eggs) that will benefit skin and coat condition.