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    10-25-2012, 05:14 PM
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bjb
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SaddleOnline    
I think you were right to start off small with two handfulls, especially after a case of colic. Now you can start gradually upping it, I like the idea of soaking it (if she will eat it like that) because her tummy might still be sensitive- the extra water will help keep things lubricated and moving, and soaking it takes a step of breaking it down for nutrients so that her poor abused insides can absorb it easily.

You could talk to your vet about adding a fat supplement like ricebran to help with the initial gain.

Good luck! You should take before and after pictures!
thank you and I certainly will be taking before and after pictures. I am just so glad that I got her when I did because I feel like she probably would have died. I will definitely try soaking the grain
Here's a link to a post with some pictures if your interested My new baby
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    10-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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