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post #1 of 3 Old 08-29-2008, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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is this safe for a 3y/o filly?

my farrier suggested that i should feed a skinny 3 y/o filly that i take care of senior feed, or tizwhiz, or both mixed together. Now i may go for the tizwhiz, but i thought senior feed could be only fed to horses like 6-7 years and up. Is really safe to feed to her?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-29-2008, 10:58 PM
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Senior feed is safe to feed horses 2 years of age or older. However, it's not the most cost effective choice for putting weight on a horse. Free choice forage, a pelleted ration balancer and supplemental fat would work as well unless there are dental issues.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-06-2008, 09:41 AM
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The reason SR feed is often used on severly underweight horses is because it is a complete feed. Depending on the brand etc for the most part you do not have to limit the amount given. But, as said before, it is not very cost effective.
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