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    07-30-2011, 11:43 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I thought epsom salt was poisonous to ingest??
     
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    07-31-2011, 12:17 AM
  #12
Started
My research had shown quite the contrary. Here is an interesting article. We give it to Red because he is a non sweater and were suggested to because of that and did some research into it. It's in effect a smooth muscle relaxant, hence it working as a laxative, and magnesium being given for preterm labor.
Feeding magnesium to horses - Horse health problems and articles - Horsetalk.co.nz - equestrian news and horse health information
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    07-31-2011, 01:04 AM
  #13
Green Broke
The only horse out of 3 we have on a supplement is our yearling. I have him on a mare & foal vitamin/mineral supplement because he is growing.

The older horses may get a bit of Strategy or other grain, but it is more as a treat than something to provide much in the way of calories or nutrients. When my mare was pregnant I did give her a ration balancer (Purina Enrich 12).

Maybe I am poor or live in the wrong neck of the woods, but most people around here just feed hay and water and my guys are pretty spoiled getting Strategy or grain as a treat with their hay.

No one else I know even gives a vitamin/mineral supplement to their growing horses.
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    07-31-2011, 01:19 AM
  #14
Yearling
My horses are now just fed Platinum Preformance Wellness, its a powder so it was kind of weird feeding it with out grain at first, but my horses LOVE it. Get one or two scoops a day, depending on work. Using it for a month now transformed all their coats to shiny soft velvet, and made all their hooves flexible and nurished. Totally recommend it to everyone.
     
    08-15-2011, 04:29 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Accel as a vitamin supplement
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    08-16-2011, 01:35 AM
  #16
Foal
Bonnie gets:
Cocosoya -kv vet supply
Raspberry leaf-ebay
Ground flax seed-ebay
Paprika-gfs

She looked like this when I got her in August 2010


This is last week


I think they help! Can't believe how shiny she is, and much less witchy on the raspberry. Total cost is only around 14-15 dollars a month.
     
    08-16-2011, 05:07 PM
  #17
Foal
Acti-flex Senior, double dose
Freshly ground flax
Biotin, double dose
Msm, double dose
Equimin
Treating: joint pain (age and injury related), founder
Results: shiny coat, good hoof growth, gait improvement
     
    08-16-2011, 08:51 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Normally my horse doesn't get any supplements by right now he's getting:
Cough Free (because he's been coughing a little during our rides)
Gelatin (got the idea from this forum; I had a box that just expired in my cupboard, so I figured I'd give it to him for a couple months and see if I could tell any difference)

I help with the feeding at my barn every once in a while and some of the horses are on a TON of supplements. The ones I can remember are noni, MSM, glucosamine, wormer, sunflower seeds, Vit B, baking soda, cayenne pepper, silver water, thryoid (not sure what it's actually called), bio-meth, and anti-hist, mare magic, and calm & cool.
     
    08-16-2011, 09:23 PM
  #19
Yearling
1. How many horses do you have on supplements?
In my barn there are 7 I beilive who get suppliments. 1 of them being mine

2. What are your favourite supplements?
Honestly, im not ashamed to admit,i don't know enough about them to have a favorite. This is all new to me.i learn what I can though:) I do feeding at my barn 2-3 days a week. So most of what I know is from asking about the suppliments that get used on the horses at my barn.

3. What do you most commonly supplement for?
My horse and a few others are getting glucosamine,which is for joints (im sure you new that). But cortaflex is also used. Finishing touch is used in a few that have trouble keeping weight on.msn,cosaquin etc. alot of our horses are on stuff for joints, and keeping weight on etc as alot of our herd is older. Theres 3 horses that arnt in there teens the rest are in mid teens and upwards, oldest being 27.

4. Where is the cheapest place you've found to get your supplement? (online, in store, direct?)
Once again. I have know idea. The suppliments just apear lmao im only the feeder a few times a week. Im in charge of buying glucosamine sometimes since my horses uses a little bit of it. And I just get that at the tack store (greenhawk) near my house.
     
    08-16-2011, 09:29 PM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
The only horse out of 3 we have on a supplement is our yearling. I have him on a mare & foal vitamin/mineral supplement because he is growing.

The older horses may get a bit of Strategy or other grain, but it is more as a treat than something to provide much in the way of calories or nutrients. When my mare was pregnant I did give her a ration balancer (Purina Enrich 12).

Maybe I am poor or live in the wrong neck of the woods, but most people around here just feed hay and water and my guys are pretty spoiled getting Strategy or grain as a treat with their hay.

No one else I know even gives a vitamin/mineral supplement to their growing horses.
alot of the horsew I know outside my barn are "easy keepers" and are the same. Only on hay and grassand get grain sometimes as a treat. My boy was like that up until recently when my vet sugested I put him on glucosamine. Theres only so many getting suppliments at my barn because there older, and have joint issues etc. don't worry, your not in the wrong neck of the woods:P
     

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