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    09-03-2009, 04:17 PM
is this a good supplement?

I ride my horses on very long trail rides and to rodeos and I feed them a perfomance blend horse feed and sweet feed,i don't remember the brand.and I want to know would red cell horse supplement be a good choice to feed them?they are usually worked everyday for 2 hrs.does red cell work?

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    09-03-2009, 04:44 PM
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If you're feeding them enough quality hay and the recommended levels of performance feed, then they shouldn't need the sweet feed or extra supplements. Discontinuing the sweet feed may actually help keep weight on them. The sugar and starch in sweet feeds (and most all other feeds too) can negatively change the metabolism of a horse, making them lose or gain weight.

If you need more calories, try adding alfalfa pellets and a fat supplement to thier diet. Fat in the form of stabilized rice bran, flax, or soybean oil can be very beneficial (corn oil can increase inflamation, so I do not recommend it). Feed up to 2 full 3qt feed scoops of Alfalfa pellets a day (if you're feeding a grass hay). That's about 5-7 lbs of Alfalfa. It will add quality calories and nutrition to your horses' diet, without all the negative sugar and starch.
    09-03-2009, 06:21 PM
Horses at my barn who are under high intensity workouts get fed Red Cell. I haven't done any research into it myself but the BM is an equine nutritionist and if she'll feed it I'm assuming that it's Ok stuff.
This is also assuming that the horse is consuming adequate calories from hay (free choice) and other "low-energy" sources like beet pulp, rice bran, soybean, etc. and needs a boost.

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