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    07-16-2008, 01:48 PM
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How Much Garlic?

I want to start putting garlic powder in Jubilee's regular feed to help with the flies. How much should I give her?

Right now she's on 24/hr turnout and gets hay and grass. She also gets a folger's can of sweet feed twice a day, and a little scoop of flax in the mornings.

Please help. Thanks.
     
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    07-16-2008, 11:04 PM
  #2
Banned
I'd say 1/10th of a coffee can if not less. You don't need much...I think the scoop that my BO uses is maybe 1 oz or so...so she won't need too much...you probably could just give her a handful of it in the grian
     
    07-16-2008, 11:49 PM
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I was actually thinking a teaspoon.... I really don't want to overdo it. And I'm only going to give it to her in the mornings. Maybe that is too little ...?
     
    07-17-2008, 12:28 AM
  #4
Trained
A suggestion if I may: I have tried both garlic powder and garlic granules and have found them to be incredibly ineffective. I swtiched to putting cloves of fresh garlic in their feeds and then it started working. The powder and granules seem to lack the factor that repels flies. Just a thought ;)
     
    07-17-2008, 01:38 AM
  #5
Foal
Feed 1 pound of the onion tops per day to a healthy horse for 3 days, along with his regular feed, then 4 pounds on Day 4. From Day 4 through Day 8, his packed cell volume (or PCV, meaning his red-blood-cell percentage) dropped about 23 percent, from 30 to 23.
     
    07-17-2008, 11:43 AM
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Jazzyrider - Hmm, ok. Did you crush them? So a clove of garlic per feed?
     
    07-17-2008, 08:54 PM
  #7
Trained
I don't crush them but I cut them into quarters. It depends on the size of the cloves as to how many I put in. If they are small or thin I put in about 6. Medium sized 4-5, large 3-4. That is divided out into two feeds. I tried in less than that but it didnt seem enough at first. This is the smallest quantity that I've found effective.
     
    07-19-2008, 11:28 AM
  #8
Weanling
I didn't have much luck wioth the powder ( but not salt) or granules either. They sure smelled good though! I always left the barn wanting a pizza! The horses sure loved it, though.

Hmmmmmmm. A fresh clove? That's doable .... the cloves freeze so well too.....
     
    07-23-2008, 12:41 AM
  #9
Yearling
I tried the garlic granules for about 6 mo. And didn't have any success with it. I had them up to about 4 tablespoons a day. Never tried the fresh cloves though. They just eat them? Interesting!! Took a while to get my guys eating the granules, then they just starting chowing down like it wasn't there. I gave up on the granules, too expensive if it's not working.
     
    07-23-2008, 10:34 AM
  #10
Trained
If they don't seem to like it add some molasses to their feed especially if they don't like the chunks you can try crushing it or something but whichever way make sure its fresh :)
     

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