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post #1 of 5 Old 08-14-2008, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Giving medications/supplements

Hi, I'm going to start giving my horses vitamin C. It's in a powder form and surely intended for top dressing. I don't feed grain ( hay & pasture only) and I don't want to feed them anything that will make them crazy (grain and corn make them crazy) or "hot". Any suggestions on how to get this scoop of powder in them? I do give them BOSS in the winter but I think the powder would just sift to the bottom. Needs to be easy, they are getting it every day :)
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-14-2008, 07:43 PM
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We give our horses a calcium supplement by using the following recipe:

1 cup bran
2 heaped teaspoons of calcium supp powder
Small amount of molasses
Enough water to make the mix moist

Then mix thoroughly and feed

It doesn't take us long to make it and you could even leave out the molasses if you wanted. We only put in the molasses to get our fussy mare to eat it lol

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-14-2008, 07:44 PM
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one cup beet pulp two cups water stir well
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They do make feeds that are designed with low starch and sugar levels if your horses get to hot to handle off of grain. Companies such as buckeye nutrition, purina mills, and others make these feeds. They are generally pelleted and designed to keep horses "cool". If you would take and feed them a small amount of one of these feeds and top dress it with your vitamin c, then you would know they get their supplement and they think they are getting a snack! This way everyone is happy, and no "hot" horses!

These are some suggestions on what to look for!

http://horse.purinamills.com/products/Equine_Adult.asp

http://horse.purinamills.com/product...e_Chow_100.asp

http://horse.purinamills.com/products/Omolene_100.asp

Here are some buckeye nutrition brands also

http://www.buckeyenutrition.com/equi...exturedtag.pdf

http://www.buckeyenutrition.com/equi...EasyPeltag.pdf

As I said there are other brands, but I am a fan of purina and buckeye!

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-14-2008, 07:52 PM
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They do make feeds that are designed with low starch and sugar levels if your horses get to hot to handle off of grain. Companies such as buckeye nutrition, purina mills, and others make these feeds. They are generally pelleted and designed to keep horses "cool". If you would take and feed them a small amount of one of these feeds and top dress it with your vitamin c, then you would know they get their supplement and they think they are getting a snack! This way everyone is happy, and no "hot" horses!

These are some suggestions on what to look for!

http://horse.purinamills.com/products/Equine_Adult.asp

http://horse.purinamills.com/product...e_Chow_100.asp

http://horse.purinamills.com/products/Omolene_100.asp

Here are some buckeye nutrition brands also

http://www.buckeyenutrition.com/equi...exturedtag.pdf

http://www.buckeyenutrition.com/equi...EasyPeltag.pdf

As I said there are other brands, but I am a fan of purina and buckeye!
None of the ones you listed are truely low starch when you figure in the amount to be feed

You need to take into account the total amount feed at the % of NSC of 23% ... so safeNeasy min amount if I remember right is 6lbs so 6X.23 gives you approx 1.38lbs of sugar and starch think HUGH candy bar LOL

Look at the Enrich32 or the Gro N Win from those two companies

Beet pulp is easier cheaper but not as nutrition dense as the two I listed
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