I have a 13 year old TB resuced off the feed lot last week. A good friend of mine donated a bunch of Suceed and I was wondering if anyone had any luck using on a really skinny horse? What were your results? Thanks!
Their web page is good. I wouldn't think it could hurt getting his tummy back into condition. That said, with an emaciated horse you really need to go slowly. It's our first impulse to throw everything we can at them to get the weight back on, but that in itself can cause problems. Since you haven't posted pictures I'll err on the side of caution and say the best quality hay you can afford fed in many small meals a day for the first few days gradually working up to free choice good hay. After a few weeks adding something like beet pulp as well will help.
ETA: Just looked at the facebook page....... he's not really all that bad. He'll be looking good in no time with love and lots of hay
All I have been giving him since he came home was free choice of good quality orchard grass and small amounts of alfalfa. And I did give him a couple tubes of Probios over the last couple days. But that's it. I figured I would add in other things....like the beet pulp you mentioned.....over time. He is not the worst case ever, thank god, but he is still pretty bad and I don't want to give him too much too soon. And just wondered about the Succeed....from what I read about it seems like it would be a good thing for him, but just wanted to know if anyone had used it or used it for the same reason I am.
Of course....his vet appt was yesterday actually. We talked about feed, he had a CBC done, teeth looked at (they were in good shape), etc....I just happened to forget to ask about the Succeed! When they call back with the CBC results I was going to ask...but figured you guys would be a good resource as well.
I don't know about succeed for my OTTB, but I am using "Fat Cat" mixed in his grain for extra calories. I hear that canola oil is good, and I am reading about a supplement called "Cool Calories" that I may try when I am finished with Fat Cat.
Canola oil, or any veggie oil, is actually something my vet reccomended. And he also said the Cool Calories was good as well. I have not started grain of any sort yet, but don't want to put him on COB or anything. My vet said something about an LMF grain that was basically a hay pellet....not sure which one it is though.