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  • Rice bran oil weight gainer for skinney tb

 
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    09-10-2009, 04:16 AM
  #11
Weanling
In new zealand (I know rugging is done differeently there)
But Id have him rugged up well, pumping beetpulp and extruded barley and rice into him and have him on a probiotic anda hoof and hair suplement.

Make sure you get his teeth done by someone who knows what there doing and bomb drench himm, that's worming once a week for 3 weeks. Besure to poo pick so he doesnt reinfest.
And ricebran oil
     
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    09-10-2009, 07:07 PM
  #12
Foal
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If you use beet pulp , please make sure that you soak it well, other wise a horse can choke , pasture feeding , deworming , fresh water , vet check , bring him in at night with a heaping pile of nice hay , see if he eats it , if so keep that up. You don't want to cram to much in the gut all at once , a good winter fating recipe is ... plent of good hay , fresh water and a scoop of hay stretcher with a coffe can of Vintage victory twice a day this feed is made by blue seal feeds in my area.
     
    09-10-2009, 09:42 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by questionable    
If you use beet pulp , please make sure that you soak it well,
That is not correct. A horse that eats normally, has decent teeth, and isn't prone to choking on other feeds can eat dry beet pulp, dry or pelleted, just fine. The only types of horses that may choke an BP are ones that may choke on any other grain or horse feed.
     
    09-11-2009, 12:31 AM
  #14
Weanling
Hence her saying "can" choke
     
    09-11-2009, 01:34 AM
  #15
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTcowgirl    
But it I mean it's ridiculous to keep all those horses in one pen knowing that some are bully's and feed them all together at the same time and expect every horse to get even get enough food.
Obviously in this particular situation, it just wasn't good enough, but re the above comment, I'd say it's not rediculous at all... IF there was enough room that they could stay out of eachother's way & IF there was ample food in different areas.
     
    09-11-2009, 01:09 PM
  #16
Foal
I would put him on a fatty supplement with his feed the feed I used to fatten up my tb was 12% sweet feed and with in 3 weeks she was back to her normal self I would go and get some super 14 also for some vitamins kep up up dated on how he is doing
     
    09-11-2009, 01:50 PM
  #17
Started
Lots of HAY :) I also like to give my TB Strategy or Equine Sr. To help out but really lots of hay is going to do the trick .. also like stated- please get some sort of blanket to compensate... try horseloverz.com they normally have decent prices for something that will work for the time being :)

Good luck and I am so glad that you got him back!
     
    09-11-2009, 10:09 PM
  #18
Weanling
I know that it has already been stated on here but I am a fan of rice bran oil as well. We have a gelding that colic(ed) off and on for about a week and dropped over 100 lbs and he was able to gain it back within 2 months being fed purina senior, beet pulp and rice bran oil. The only reason we didnt use rice bran is because of the amount of rice bran we would need to give him for the weight gain. 4-6 lbs of rice bran a day compared to 8 oz of rice bran oil...hmmm easy decision there lol. Anyways good luck on your boy.
     
    09-11-2009, 10:12 PM
  #19
Weanling
Id also like to add that I think its so funny to see ppl bickering back and forth on feeding regiments as one thing may work GREAT for one horse and may not work at all on another. Id say just do your research and also speak with your vet.
     
    09-12-2009, 12:55 AM
  #20
Foal
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Obviously in this particular situation, it just wasn't good enough, but re the above comment, I'd say it's not rediculous at all... IF there was enough room that they could stay out of eachother's way & IF there was ample food in different areas.
it's ridiculous to keep "all those horses in one pen knowing that some are bully's and feed them all together at the same time"

Obviously that was not the situation and yes it is ridiculous given what I said. If I had said that there was ample room and she spread the food out then you would be correct but in fact I said the opposite. There are many situations that COULD have been acceptable but were not the case.

And thanks everyone so much for all of your suggestions and help! It has helped me quite a bit which will end up helping him. I can't wait to post pictures when he's got some meat and muscle on him! He is an absolutely beautiful horse, little mule-ish lol but very pretty.
     

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