Loosie- I will for sure check out that site, I have backed him up in grain, and I am now feeding 3x a day in smaller portions, probably more grain than he needs via your nutritionist but he gets about 9 cups a day, 3 per meal. 1/2 cup beet pulp (which after talking to my vet he agreed that a high fiber diet would be beneficial.) 1 1/2 cup purina senior, for easy digestion, and 1/2 cup safechoice.
I had no idea the grain only stayed in a horses stomach for such a short period of time. So a grain that is easier to digest, like the senior feed, is an easier feed to break down? And a quart is about 1 cup, give or take, at least from my measuring.
Tealamutt- see my boy did not show ANY of those signs, and still is not.
Vet ran the bloodwork and found nothing. So we will just keep an eye on him and see if anything else changes, vet says that maybe he just likes laying down? Not sure but for now we have done what we can and come up with nothing.
16 year old TWH Mare named Ginger
3 year old APHA Paint Gelding named Fox.
RIP Evie (Clydesdale) 7.29.09 & Magic (OTTB) 2.23.10
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