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        06-26-2009, 03:08 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Thanks for the information! Very informative!
         
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        06-26-2009, 03:48 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Wow. I had no idea about all this info! Thanks for sharing. I will be sure to keep that in mind if/when I start feeding beet pulp
         
        06-26-2009, 06:32 PM
      #13
    Weanling


    Now that was a good story lmao
         
        06-26-2009, 06:35 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
    That's unfortunate about your friend's dog, but dogs and horses have VERY different digestive tracts. Your horse would very likely colic if it ate a sizable amount of dog food. Does that mean your dog food is bad?
    no, but im jsut trying to say, the pellets I get, and my friend got expand a huge about, I use it, its the major bulk of charlis feed.
         
        06-26-2009, 07:03 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by charliBum    
    no, but im jsut trying to say, the pellets I get, and my friend got expand a huge about, I use it, its the major bulk of charlis feed.
    All beet pulp expands, the pelleted form more than the shredded. If you'd read the articles I posted, you'd see that the equine digestive system processes the food before it has time to expand to full capacity. Plus, beet pulp doesn't absorb stomach acid the way it does water...
         
        08-10-2009, 05:34 AM
      #16
    Foal
    I have had success using beet pulp to help some horses gain weight. Currently I have an older thoroughbred that came to my barn and was on the thin side. Thinner than what you want for a thoroughbred. We tried everything to get some weight on him finally used beet pulp and he is looking healthy.
         
        08-10-2009, 07:34 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Good info, we have a sickly horse that can't have feed and he was on beet pulp and then stopped eating it for a while. They soak it for 12 hours between feedings and leave it the 95 degree barn. No wonder he stopped eating it!
         
        08-10-2009, 02:29 PM
      #18
    Trained
    I feed beet pulp in the winter. It gets soaked in the morning, and fed at night. So far, there's never been a problem with it going bad. Winter is usually pretty mild for me, cold, but not ridiculous. I simply don't have the time to wait every evening for the beet pulp to soak before I feed dinner. Maybe it is an old wives tale, but I'm still going to soak it. =]

    I LOVED the squirrel story. Absolutely loved it. Thanks for posting that part. =]
         
        08-12-2009, 07:56 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    The bag of beet pulp I just got, says if you are going to soak it do it for 2 hours,why do ya'll soak it for 12hrs.? I was going to try it soaked and also dry to see what he prefers better.
         
        08-12-2009, 08:10 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    Well the horse we were feeding beet pulp died yesterday so ...... just had to say that, he will be missed.

    beet pulp gets soaked for so long because it gets put in the water after the am feeding and fed at the pm feeding and then put in water at pm feeding and fed at am feeding, etc.
    But in the summer makes sense you shouldn't do that as it ferments
         

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