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  • Is triple crown low starch feed good for insulin resistant horses
  • How much hay and grain for 1000 lb horse

 
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    02-19-2009, 03:23 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Triple Crown Low Starch

If I have a hard keeper is this OK grain for him??? Its what I feed my Cobb but now Lakota is soooo hard to get weight on should I get him his own grain?

Lizz
Just tryin to figure it all out
     
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    02-19-2009, 05:37 PM
  #2
Started
Have you tried more hay? My mare will leave hay b/c she doesn't want it, I have mixed strategy and grain (just oats, grain and molasses) or alfalfa cubes and that gets her to eat it b/c its different ... picky I know .. good luck :)
     
    02-19-2009, 07:36 PM
  #3
Foal
He leaves the hay ......I love him to death but I am worried about the poor guy!
     
    02-19-2009, 07:59 PM
  #4
Started
At 6% fat it should be fine as long as you give him the MIN of 6lbs a day

You could also add some extra calories with beet pulp, alfalfa pellets or rice bran if NEEDED
     
    02-20-2009, 07:20 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks everyone I will get him up to weight . Thanks again so much for every post I really need it.
     
    02-20-2009, 08:04 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I would try adding some fat to his diet and maybe alfalfa pellets. I would also have his teeth checked by your vet and make sure he's properly dewormed.
     
    02-20-2009, 10:11 PM
  #7
Started
Why add anything when she has yet to try it?? Low Starch is for the not so easy keepers
     
    02-20-2009, 10:19 PM
  #8
Started
Fat is better to gain weight than low stratch unless the horse has a problem digesting the feeds (insulin resistance/cushings, etc.). If the horse is a hard keeper, then you'd be better off trying something like a stabilized rice bran pelleted feed with a high fat content. If the horse has insulin issues, then you can try the low startch otherwise it won't put weight on him.
     
    02-20-2009, 10:39 PM
  #9
Started
Have either of you bothered to read the ingredient list on this feed??

Quote:
Wheat Middlings, Soybean Hulls, Shredded Beet Pulp, Distillers Dried Grains, Soybean Oil, Rice Bran, Ground Limestone, Calcium Lignin Sulfonate, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Flaxseed, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles, Brewers Dried Yeast, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Kelp Meal, Yeast Culture, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Anethole, Fenugreek Seed, Lecithin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Iron Proteinate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Proteinate, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Selenium Yeast, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, DL-methionine
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and for those who have no clue what this feed was designed for
     
    02-21-2009, 06:25 PM
  #10
Green Broke
The Low Starch is meant to be fed in high quantities. If your hard keeper isn't keeping his weight on the max amount, THEN I would add alfalfa pellets and a fat source, or switch to another feed.

I believe you can feed up to 3% of your horse's body weight a day of this feed, which would be 30 lbs for a 1,000 lb horse. Your horse shouldn't need any hay or pasture.

Personally, I don't like feeding high quantities of feed, or really any feed. If you can get TC, I would feed your horse free choice grass hay and their 30% supplement. Give it a month to see how he does on it. If he loses, then add oil or rice bran and whole oats or alfalfa pellets.
     

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