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post #1 of 14 Old 10-16-2009, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Gelatin in Feed?

I have some friends who put a packet of flavorless gelatin in their show horses' feed once a day. I haven't tried this, but I was wondering if it really helped?

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-16-2009, 10:04 PM
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I haven't fed it personally, but I've heard it's great for strengthening hooves and helping them grown out faster. Also good for the coat and possibly tendons/ligaments - last I heard that had to do more testing to see how much it helped tendons/ligs.

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I haven't fed it personally, but I've heard it's great for strengthening hooves and helping them grown out faster. Also good for the coat and possibly tendons/ligaments - last I heard that had to do more testing to see how much it helped tendons/ligs.
Hmm...Maybe I'll have to try it. I'd like one of my horses to get longer hooves. :P

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Anyone else heard anything about it?

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Makes sense considering where it comes from: Gelatin: How Products are Made
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Maybe it's just a personal opinion, but I feel really off about feeding a herbivore something that is made out of animals. It is processed, so it's not really meat I guess. I don't know, just seems weird to me.
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Maybe it's just a personal opinion, but I feel really off about feeding a herbivore something that is made out of animals. It is processed, so it's not really meat I guess. I don't know, just seems weird to me.
Hmm...never thought of that

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Maybe it's just a personal opinion, but I feel really off about feeding a herbivore something that is made out of animals. It is processed, so it's not really meat I guess. I don't know, just seems weird to me.
I agree. There is a big push for drafts to be on the EPSM diet. Adding fat is a big part of it, which can be done with veggie oils. A substitute that is suggested is powered animal fat that is usually produced as a pig supplement but can be given to horses as well. I feel really strange feeding a horse powered animal fat...

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lol I was thinking isn't gelatin from horses hooves? Wouldn't feeding an animal to itself cause mad cow or something. But I guess its not nerve tissue so it shouldnt cause that right?
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I didnt think they still use animals in gelatin.
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