has anyone used 'vita flex hard keeper"

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

has anyone used 'vita flex hard keeper"

This is a discussion on has anyone used 'vita flex hard keeper" within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Vitaflex hard keeper .au
  • Hardkeeper by vitaflex

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-25-2010, 10:43 AM
has anyone used 'vita flex hard keeper"

I bought this stuff for my horse hopeing it would put weight on him and he has been on it for a while and I havent seen any change, he actually looks worse. I don't think its worms because I double wormed him.. I just don't know what to do.. I feel so bad for him.
Sponsored Links
    04-25-2010, 10:53 AM
What did you 'double' worm him with? And how long ago?
    04-25-2010, 10:54 AM
What else are you feeding him? What kind, and how much hay? Is he getting turned out on grass?
    04-25-2010, 03:03 PM
I used safe guard and I forgot what the other one was. I was told to use diffrent ones. About 3 weeks ago............ the feed m giveing him is 10:10 and is getting a scoop in morning and night, and gets three flakes of t&a morning and night. He has grass in his pen but dosnt eat it
    04-25-2010, 03:38 PM
I would say a HUGE red flag is a horse that doesn't eat grass. I have a horse who was off the track, who had never seen grass before in his life, and as soon as he got put on it he was eating it.

I would take him off the sweet feed and put something that's high in fat like a senior feed. I also had recommended to me Max E Glo, which is put on top of whatever else you're feeding.
    04-25-2010, 10:04 PM
Hello there.
I might suggest that you have a fecal test done. This will tell you if there is something going on with parasites.

My mare is somewhat of a "har keeper" She will sometimes have what I call "ploppy poop" or cow pies.
It comes and goes.

When she arrived she was pretty skinny and shortly after ariving to me she went to 60 days training.

Returned and had to have surgery. So it has been a battle for the weight issue.

What I have her on is 3 flakes grass hay morn and eve.
I give her about 3-4 pounds of Ultium and 5lbs of Rice Bran pellets.

She can not go out to turnout for grazing so when I can I hand graze.

For her nervous tummy I have started her on SmartPak's Succeed. It says that it takes 90 days to see a good result, but I have already noticed some difference.

I have heard the vets speak about Weight Builder as a good choice for getting weight on, but because my mare is a picky girl I have not tried it. I figure since I finally am seeing some results with what I am currently doing why change things....

I think you will have to find what your horse likes but something other than sweetfeed. That is to me the equiv- of junk food. But to each his own.
Different things work so there are many products out there.

LMF supersuppliment is another and they have many varieties to choose from.

    04-25-2010, 10:35 PM
If you have tried covering the basics ie) deworming and adequate nutrition, it is time to call in the vet. Anytime a horse is dropping weight when they should be starting to fatten up again, you should be concerned and a medical professional would be your first course of action!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheaper keeper? Opinions please. Fire Eyes Other Pets 3 06-08-2009 08:09 AM
16.5" Circle Y Flex saddle 4 Sale luvs2ride1979 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 11-17-2008 01:08 PM
Hard keeper Angilina Horse Health 6 10-02-2008 10:35 AM
Vita @ work Guapa Horse Videos 4 06-19-2007 09:44 PM
My special horse Vita Guapa Horse Pictures 13 05-25-2007 12:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0