Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dark side of the moon
If he was that stressed and now doesn't eat well, I would treat for ulcers to be honest. When my mare gets picky with her grain, a few days of omeprazole will help immensely.
I would not use weight builder, corn oil, or Omeline, to be honest. There are much better products out there. Instead of oil, I would go with the cool calories 100, it's 100% fat, like oil, but will not cause the inflammatory response in his body the way corn products will. Weight Builder is okay, but there are better products out there for the money, like the Cool Calories. I also have had great luck adding Empower Boost, a little goes a long way and it really does help them gain weight without throwing a ton of feed their way.
Alfalfa is great for ulcers and great for weight gain, I would keep using it! If you are using cubes, I would soak them though, not all horses need soaked cubes, but it makes it easier to eat, plus you are putting water into him at the same time.