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    04-06-2010, 09:53 PM
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Foal
neutrena xtn vs safe choice, need more bulk.

Anybody use Nuetrena xtn? I have a ottb, 7 year, moderate exercise shows 2'3. Needs to bulk up more. Right now mixing 1/2 safe choice and xtn. Thinking of switching all to xtn. Have tried wheat germ oil, weight builder, beet pulp, a daily dewormer, nothing wants to bulk him up, he gets plenty of hay daily.
Any comments or reviews???? Thanks
     
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    04-06-2010, 11:41 PM
  #2
Trained
Have you tried SmartGain by SmartPak? I tried EVERYTHING and it's the only thing I've seen a noticeable difference with.
     
    04-07-2010, 09:10 PM
  #3
Foal
No, I havent I will check into that! Thanks
     
    04-07-2010, 09:42 PM
  #4
Weanling
Ive been told purina ultium is good for gaining weight
And, I wouldnt recommend a daily feed threw dewormer, my BO swears it doesnt do anything, and I've met several horses (including mine) who were on the daily dewormer, and then had a fecal test, and were actually full of worms. The daily dewormer didnt do anything. I no longer feed it. I would recommend every 60 days a rotational deworming schedule
     
    04-08-2010, 02:01 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I'd try some alfalfa pellets and flax. Or look in to calf manna.
     
    04-08-2010, 02:52 AM
  #6
Yearling
Rice Bran is what is being used on an underweight Appendix here in my barn, and it seems to be working well. I use Safe Choice on my horse, but that is more for maintaining weight than gaining.
     
    04-08-2010, 09:03 AM
  #7
Foal
The daily dewormer is not doing anyhing, his fecal is negative so I will fiish up the bucket and then im done with it:) I don't like to use any alfalfa, for him it might cause kidney probloms so I don't think its worth the risk. It can cause calcium build up, and alittle to Hot. I only use timothy hay. I think im going to go back to beet pulp. I am going to try the pellets. I mean heis def more thicker than 80% of his ottb counterparts. I would just like his top line thicker. I may never get it, its just a thouroghbred for you!
     
    04-08-2010, 12:17 PM
  #8
Yearling
Beet pulp, and Weight Builder powder on top his grain will help.
     

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