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        03-06-2013, 11:49 AM
      #21
    Weanling
    AWWW! Thank y'all. So now I know.
         
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        03-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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    Also, you guys can laugh at me or not (my husband will enjoy helping you), but I'm quite a health nut and avoid "man made" chemicals as much as possible. That stuff not only has liver and meat solids in it (WTF is a horse doing eating meat?!), but it also has food dye and irradiated ingredients. In an animal as long lived as a horse, I would be very very careful feeding something with such potential carcinogens in them. Also, meat for a horse is just... GROSS and wrong. Commence laughing now...
    The liver, etc was the first thing to catch my eye on the ingredients list.

    No laughing from this keyboard

    We have reached an era where we have to read everything --- twice and I hate that. If you read the hay thread, that business about using biosolids instead of normal fertilizer is an eyebrow raiser.

    Encouragement for picky horses

    See the link in my post #11:(
         
        03-06-2013, 12:54 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tealamutt    
    Also, you guys can laugh at me or not (my husband will enjoy helping you), but I'm quite a health nut and avoid "man made" chemicals as much as possible. That stuff not only has liver and meat solids in it (WTF is a horse doing eating meat?!), but it also has food dye and irradiated ingredients. In an animal as long lived as a horse, I would be very very careful feeding something with such potential carcinogens in them. Also, meat for a horse is just... GROSS and wrong. Commence laughing now...
    yup, beef liver. I just recently deleted the analysis sheet. Apparently it can't be found anywhere no more.
    Now come to think about it, the breeder of my laminitic mare used to give redcell routinely to all horses.....then she(the mare) moved to an area with water high in iron....not a year after moving there she had her first episode. I had no other horse with laminitis, btw.
         
        03-06-2013, 01:01 PM
      #24
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    The liver, etc was the first thing to catch my eye on the ingredients list.

    No laughing from this keyboard

    We have reached an era where we have to read everything --- twice and I hate that. If you read the hay thread, that business about using biosolids instead of normal fertilizer is an eyebrow raiser.

    Encouragement for picky horses

    See the link in my post #11:(
    Seriously, our food situation is out of control. We can't know what we're eating half the time let alone what we're piling by the truck load into our animals. This has only been going on in our country for the last 50 years, yet most people assume the current food system has always been as it is now. Time to take back our food! King Corn, Seeds of Change, Forks over Knives... all good movies to learn more about this topic. Sorry, stepping off the soap box. For now...
         
        03-06-2013, 01:23 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Weeelllll....have a look at the following links.....would you feed something like this?
    St. Hippolyt Nutrition Concepts | PreAlpin Wiesencobs
    Hay cubes

    St. Hippolyt Nutrition Concepts | Struktur-Energetikum
    "Sweet"feed, fed alone or mixed with straight grains. 2lbs provide all vit/mins for 1200lbs horse

    St. Hippolyt Nutrition Concepts | EquiGard
    For metabolically challenged horses, laminitis, Cushing's, PSSM, Tying-Up etc.

    I am familiar with these feeds, have used them. Not available here. But, who knows....

    Look at the fact sheets, read articles, anything there is, to get an idea about the philosophy of this company
    (No, I'm not a representative)
         
        03-06-2013, 01:38 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    I likely would, if I needed to supplement a horse. Mostly because they are made in europe which has strict regulations against GMOs
         
        03-06-2013, 01:49 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    Unfortunately the smell cannot be posted...the hay cubes.....think herbal tea. Horses go NUTS over it.
    The feeds also. All oils used are cold pressed, all the goodies still there. They have contracted farmers for what little grain they use( they sell straight grains separate).

    I sure miss the herbs. Nothing in the hay, nothing in the feed.....not even a general herbal supplement anywhere.
    Last Thehorse.com newsletter, weed of the month: plantain. The plantain psyllium seeds come from. The plantain which is excellent cough medicine. Kill it with broadleaf spray......so sad.......
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        03-06-2013, 02:01 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Ok pretty sure this whole GMO thing is what I got laughed at about when I pulled my horse off of anything like that. Of course alfalfa and the such there's no way around it but everything else.

    My dog gets all natural food and I try my best for my horse. I also try it for me but unfortunately in the states we believe more is better than healthy.
         
        03-06-2013, 02:19 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    It's all a big money machine.....take all the good out of the food....pesticides, herbicides ...then sell a bunch of supplements. To make up for what's missing. Animals, people, same thing. Bleach the CR@p out of flour then fortify it....duh....
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        03-06-2013, 02:26 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Funny thing, I'm in an Earth Science class right now and last week a classmate asked if I thought I was actually learning anything. My answer of course was yes, this all pertains to feeding my horse lol. She thought I was weird and walked away.
         

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