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    11-14-2008, 08:14 AM
If you can get ENvision

Try the Progrssive ProAdvangtage Grass Frmula 1lb a day
Beet pulp 2 lbs a day

You need to get her to eat hay if that means getting different hay for her you need tooo....

Please be careful mising and matching feeds ... it is veryvery hard to get a good balance that way especially with the cheaper feeds
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    11-14-2008, 06:28 PM
What kind of hay are you giving her? My boys won't eat a lot of grass, so I give them a mix (grass and alfalfa) and they eat a lot more.

I also give them cocosoya oil with their grain. It helps with their weight and it also keeps their coats looking fantastic.
    11-15-2008, 03:26 AM
Have you tried Ultium by purina it is a beet pulp bases feed remember you to obtain proper nutrition you actually feed less of a quality feed than a economy feed
    11-15-2008, 05:01 AM
Not to say this is what is wrong with your horse, but this sounds a lot like what my stallion was doing. He was not much on eating all of his feed and he picked at hay. Would not hold a pound of weight and was eating...6 pounds of omolene 200 a day along with 1 ounce of cococsoya, 4 ounces of weight builder, and 2 scoops of super 14! This is a 220lb miniature horse! He should not eat that much! Yet, not a pound of improvement and he did not get this way slowly it was a very very very fast decline in weight and condition. I found out he had ulcers and then knew I needed to get him away from grain. I found a good ration balancer and feed hay and now he will gain weight like nothing else, and the ulcer is healed! I am feeding Tribute Essential K (I do not know how available this stuff is outside of Ohio) and good hay 2x a day and have had no problems.
Not saying this is the problem, but something to take into considerations if a vet visit is made...
    11-15-2008, 08:23 AM
I live in the uk, and we use mollichop, sugar beet, cod liver oil (for coat and weight), also baileys the website is below:

That website explains all about the feeds they do but I don't know if they send bags of food over to where you are. You might be able to find something out on it though.

Good luck and I hope you find something that will put her weight on :)
    11-15-2008, 10:17 AM
Well...the first thing I thought since you said "you can't feel her ribs but her hip bone sticks out" is that she lacks muscle not fat. Maybe up the protein in her diet and doing "weight building" exercises...slow walks and trots up hills.
    11-20-2008, 08:00 PM
All the advice is great. I do plan on feeding her envision. She isn't wormy! I feed a good praire hay. She eats Alfalfa pellets in her feed. She is eating her hay better now so I may have that beat. I do however know she needs muscle. I have a walker that is being delivered soon so that will help. I can't pony her so I am just gong to have to lunge and use walker. Anything else I can ad to her feed to help? I have tried corn oil and she didn't like it much.............
    11-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Keep in mind you don't want her FAT ... you want her at about a 5 on the BCS ...
    11-20-2008, 09:25 PM
Is their a type of oil to add to her feed that will help her coat and weight?
I would try adding cocosoya oil to maintain her weight and to keep her coat nice and shiny. This is what I used on my TB last winter when he lost some weight along with some alfalfa cubes and it helped back on the weight very nicely. Also, once the weight had been gained the continuous use of cocosoya oil will help maintain the weight and improves her coat.

I also agree with having her teeth done and trying different types of hay because she might just simply not like the type she has now.

Sorry if I repeated anything I just kinda scanned over the previous posts.
    11-22-2008, 01:48 AM
I would try beet pulp but basically all that adds is water weight which comes right back off. Try a high carb senior sweet feed my friend tried some on her 23 yr old mare who was about 200 pounds underweight (due to neglectful owners before my friend) and she picked up the weight fast.

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