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post #1 of 5 Old 07-20-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Things you can add to grain for benefits

I was wondering exactly what home food items you can add to horses grain to benefit them. Whether it be coat, flies, etc. I know you can use alot of different things so id like to make a list:)
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-20-2013, 11:01 AM
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I add a little ground flax to my horses grain and in late winter before the coat sheds out I will start adding a tsp. of Paprika to my dark colored horses feed.
post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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There are a BUNCH of things you can add if you really want to. Here are the ones I've heard of off the top of my head:

Salt (pretty self explanatory), flax seed for omega-3's, gelatin for hooves, brewers yeast for digestion, garlic for fly control (but can also cause anemia!), paprika for preventing coat fading, raw eggs for shiny coat (but can carry salmonella), molasses to make icky-tasting things more palatable, apple sauce for the same reason, apple cider vinegar for all kinds of uses (for arthritis and fly control, among other things), baking soda for lowering stomach pH
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-21-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!! Ill write those down!
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That's what my horse gets in his Purina Omolene 200 grain.

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