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post #1 of 2 Old 11-25-2012, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Low sugar/ starch treats?

I am looking for some low sugar/starch horse treat recipes for my boy who is founder prone. He needs pills so Im hoping for something soft to stick his pills in (2.5 pills 2x/day) with out a sugar/starch overload!

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post #2 of 2 Old 11-25-2012, 12:40 PM
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When I have to feed pills, I smash them up and, depending on which horse, add some water or a 50-50 mix of water and 100% pure apple juice. That way they can't blow the powder out.

You could also make a mix of the smashed pills water and cinnamon, since cinnamon is recommended for metabolic horses anyway

As far as a treat, Standlees straight timothy pellets make excellent treats for metabolic horses, plus they save the hassle of having to make treats.

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Tractor Supply sells Standlees products. The straight timothy pellets come in a nuclear lime green & white bag. They make several blends so you have to read the bag and be sure of which one you're buying
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