I have a 3 yr old arabian gelding who has some mysterious mouth sores/blisters. So far my vet and I have been unable to find their cause and want to rule out that it might be a reaction to his grain.
He currently gets 3quarts 2x a day of Blue Seal Strider (a 12% pelleted grain). I'm not sure what that would be in pounds - its a full scoop with your average 3qt scoop.
Anywho, Im curious as to what I might feed in place of the grain. He gets good quality timothy hay in the evenings, but during the day he just gets turned out with access to not-so-great quality round bales. I'd also like to be able to give him something just to keep him happy while the other horses in the barn are fed their grain.
Would something like afalfa cubes and an all around vitamin/mineral supplement be a good idea? I'm a little scared of pulling him off his grain and having him lose weight - he looks great right now.
Any and all ideas and suggestions are very welcome