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post #1 of 4 Old 03-03-2014, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Lacey got into some Triple Crown Senior=worry, or no?

I left the tack room door open AND the grain bin open [usually I close the bin...not sure what I was thinking] this morning for maybe 10 minutes and, of course, Miss Opportunist got in there asap and dove for the TC Senior I have for my old lady goat.

She only maybe ate a pound or two, not huge amount, before I caught her but she is IR.

Is there anything to worry about here?
I'm hoping it's probably going to be ok since she's not overweight right now and because she didn't get a lot, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

Of course, she loveddddd her surprise morning treat.

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There may not be any after effects because she didn't get a lot of it, but keep an eye on her, make sure she doesn't develop any symptoms of founder or colic, and it may even be a good idea to call up your vet office and just ask what their opinion is. I have done that in the past when I had an issue and my vet was great about calling back and talking over the phone.
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I bought some of their senior feed to see what it was like and surprised at how much molasses seems to be in it. I used it up by giving literally a handful at a time in the feeds
Having a lot of 'sugar' in one go might cause your mare a problem if she's IR but I'm not sure if there's anything you can do about it.
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I know that this is sort of an older thread, but Triple Crown Senior actually has an amazingly low NSC value (non-structural carbohydrates), which means it's pretty low sugar. The fact that it has molasses in it "scares" several owners into thinking that it must have way too much sugar, but all of the other ingredients are low sugar/starch. There is no actual grain product, such as corn or oats and such -- which will really send your carbs through the roof. Here's a comparison of the starch levels in all of the Triple Crown feeds:

Triple Crown Horse Feed Carbohydrate Values With Fixed Formulas | Triple Crown Nutrition

With all of this in mind, this grain is very safe overall and hard to "overdose" on. In fact, Triple Crown Senior can be used as a total replacement for hay and other forage (if for example your senior horse's teeth were so bad that he or she could not chew hay).
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