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post #1 of 2 Old 03-20-2011, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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My horse has a hugee belly [pictures below] and i was wondering how to get rid of it?? Thanks for the help, folks! :) Pictures: Yfrog Album

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-20-2011, 01:47 AM
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From what I heard, a horse gets a hay belly because they over eat hay that is lacking enough nutrients. They eat more hay just to get enough of the nutrients. You could try giving a mineral block(different than a salt block), or feeding a higher protein suppliment like beet pulp. One of ours was so bad he looked like he was pregnant with twins. We started him on beet pulp about 4 times a week, and it went away. I've also heard someone say to give some probiotics? I think that's something to help them digest better. But I'm not sure on that.

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