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    07-06-2012, 07:31 PM
  #31
Weanling
Op- I am also in Ok... Crook I mean Creek County and the feed I have found to be excellent for both my 2 month old colt and my 2 yr old filly is Patriot. I feed the 14/6 and have been using it for a long time. My under sized and under weight 2 yr old is growig like a weed and my colt is tall and at a great weight wih no uh oh he had a growth spurt and looks starved. Patriot has a short list of ingredents and there is several that a lot of people add as supplements. I have tried other feeds and always go back to this!

Your hay looks good, I wouldnt let other worry you about it. I cut hay for a living...lol... And with our extreme lack of rain Im glad you were able to find a good bale!
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    07-06-2012, 09:15 PM
  #32
Green Broke
Ok from what I've read this filly is not on grain. A ration balancer is not grain. I just went over this with my vet. Also a worming program does not mean she doesn't have worms. Fecal tests are not accurate. Horses don't pass worms in every poo.
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    07-06-2012, 09:27 PM
  #33
Trained
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Ok from what I've read this filly is not on grain. A ration balancer is not grain. I just went over this with my vet. Also a worming program does not mean she doesn't have worms. Fecal tests are not accurate. Horses don't pass worms in every poo.
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Right-o. They pass worms that are passible in poo.
Some worms, such as small strongyles, do not shed out in manure, so therefore will not be detected in a fecal test. But every worm that DOES shed out in manure, it will test accurately for.
So, they're accurate for what they are designed for, but they aren't 100% accurate for ALL worms. Just like dewormers.
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    07-06-2012, 09:41 PM
  #34
Foal
I feed my guy ADM feeds. He started off on Jrglow and is now on primglo. How is her teeth. I know that my guy loss some weight when he started to loss his teeth.
     
    07-06-2012, 09:54 PM
  #35
Foal
His baby teeth that is. I forgot to put that in.
     
    07-06-2012, 10:00 PM
  #36
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by WSArabians    
Right-o. They pass worms that are passible in poo.
Some worms, such as small strongyles, do not shed out in manure, so therefore will not be detected in a fecal test. But every worm that DOES shed out in manure, it will test accurately for.
So, they're accurate for what they are designed for, but they aren't 100% accurate for ALL worms. Just like dewormers.
Yes, that's what I ment. My vet said because there was so many different types of worms and the fecal only tests for certain ones that a test was a waste of money. So he suggested a panacur powerpac which is not the same as panacur. She has been putting on weight steadily ever since. We also knew she had worms from her history.
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    07-07-2012, 12:21 AM
  #37
Foal
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Originally Posted by WSArabians    
Right-o. They pass worms that are passible in poo.
Some worms, such as small strongyles, do not shed out in manure, so therefore will not be detected in a fecal test. But every worm that DOES shed out in manure, it will test accurately for.
So, they're accurate for what they are designed for, but they aren't 100% accurate for ALL worms. Just like dewormers.
Well, I tube worm the beginning of every year to every one of my horses to try and rule out any parasites. I've done all I can do as far as worming and parasite-prevention goes. Any more I just might get called crazy! I think it's just like with anyone else on here, you can't prevent everything, but you can take measures to do your best at it and that is what I've done with her.


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Originally Posted by Terre    
I feed my guy ADM feeds. He started off on Jrglow and is now on primglo. How is her teeth. I know that my guy loss some weight when he started to loss his teeth.
Her teeth were checked as I had a thought, too, that her weight issue may be to blame for this. But again they're fine. And I've wanted to feed Jr. Glo from ADM for sooo long! My show goats were on ADM feeds and just blossomed, and the nutrition in the feeds they sell are great. Thanks for bringing this up, as I had almost let this brand of feed slip my mind.
     
    07-07-2012, 12:39 AM
  #38
Started
[QUOTE=Emilyy;1584737]Well, I tube worm the beginning of every year to every one of my horses to try and rule out any parasites. I've done all I can do as far as worming and parasite-prevention goes. Any more I just might get called crazy! I think it's just like with anyone else on here, you can't prevent everything, but you can take measures to do your best at it and that is what I've done with her.


Is this a Typo?? Tube worm beginning of every year?? If that is the case then that could be alot of the problem
     
    07-07-2012, 12:58 AM
  #39
Foal
[quote=Emilyy;1584737]Well, I tube worm the beginning of every year to every one of my horses to try and rule out any parasites. I've done all I can do as far as worming and parasite-prevention goes. Any more I just might get called crazy! I think it's just like with anyone else on here, you can't prevent everything, but you can take measures to do your best at it and that is what I've done with her.




Her teeth were checked as I had a thought, too, that her weight issue may be to blame for this. But again they're fine. And I've wanted to feed Jr. Glo from ADM for sooo long! My show goats were on ADM feeds and just blossomed, and the nutrition in the feeds they sell are great. Thanks for bringing this up, as I had almost let this brand of feed slip my mind.
     
    07-07-2012, 01:04 AM
  #40
Foal
[quote=churumbeque;1584113]
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Originally Posted by Emilyy    
EVERYONE

PLEASE, PLEASE read my post again. A lot of you are asking and telling me to do things that I've already covered. I've had horses all my life, and this is the only filly that I've owned that has ever had this issue. I came here to get some input, which I have so far gotten and I really appreciate it!

The hay she is on is very good quality, grown by Oklahoma State University and is fed to their horses in their equine program, if that means anything to you all. I can post more detailed pictures of the hay, but I already know it's good quality.

She has been tube-wormed, checked for parasites, and is on a very strict worming schedule. She isn't wormy.

Ginger gets her hay 24/7. And she is on a ration balancer and black oil sunflower seeds. She also has 24/7 access to salt blocks. When I put her on grain, such as Safechoice, or TC, or Purina, she seems to get skinnier. Odd, isn't it? But, I would like to buy some rice bran to add to her diet as I think that might help. But I just don't know with her.


Here is a picture from today. She seems to look much better to me! But apparently my opinion needs some work...so tell me what you all think! And also, one person said her back is protruding, and it's not. She is kind of slab-sided, and it seems that way in the pictures. I'll take some better full-view pics tomorrow![/QUOTE

]If your hay is "good quality" then why is your vet saying to feed different hay with more protein.

I think lack of protein is your problem. Feeding hay with some seeds in it is not the same as feeding 4or more pds of some sort of grain or pelleted feed.

I have seen horses on a regular worming schedule that have had fecal tests down showing no worms and after 2 died suddenly a necropsy showed them full of worms. So that isn't full proof
I actually switched her to this hay, before I was feeding just prairie hay. The current hay was tested to have 16% protein.
     

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