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    10-16-2009, 07:31 PM
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Weanling
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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    10-16-2009, 11:04 PM
  #2
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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.
     
    10-17-2009, 12:10 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by My Beau    
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
     
    10-23-2009, 02:03 AM
  #4
Weanling
Anyone else heard anything about it?
     
    10-23-2009, 02:34 AM
  #5
Started
Makes sense considering where it comes from: Gelatin: How Products are Made
     
    10-23-2009, 03:27 AM
  #6
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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.
     
    10-23-2009, 12:01 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
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
     
    10-23-2009, 01:02 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
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...
     
    10-23-2009, 01:05 PM
  #9
Weanling
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?
     
    10-23-2009, 01:06 PM
  #10
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I didnt think they still use animals in gelatin.
     

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