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    03-24-2009, 05:51 PM
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very skinny horse no idea what to do!!

Ok so I have a thoroughbred that is very skinny like supper skinny. Currently he is on 9 flakes of grass/alfalfa 4 1/2 qurts of oats and 1lb of horse charge. No idea what to do. I don't want to feed him to much because as it is I feel like that's crazy amount. I am going to try worming him. I totally forgot about the jan. Worming: oops:. But ever since we got him back in augist he has been skinny. We started at 6 flakes and 3 qurts but then increased it to 9 flakes 4 1/2 qurts and 1lb of horse charge. Any ideas??

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Jessetjames
     
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    03-24-2009, 05:57 PM
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Foal
I know beet pulp works well on my friends thoroughbred. He used to be sooo skinny.

She switched him to some grain, I can't rememeber what it was, and about a cup or more of beet pulp once to twice a day, depending on riding conditions, etc.
     
    03-24-2009, 05:59 PM
  #3
Foal
Erm ii bought a horse and he was mega skiny we bought this build up supllement to put in his foood but make sure you excersice him regulary so all the food doesn't build up inside him so he doesn;t go hypa

Hope this works x
     
    03-24-2009, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by xx chico    
I know beet pulp works well on my friends thoroughbred. He used to be sooo skinny.

She switched him to some grain, I can't rememeber what it was, and about a cup or more of beet pulp once to twice a day, depending on riding conditions, etc.
so do you buy beat pulp at a grocery store or do you just buy beats and mash them up????
     
    03-24-2009, 06:18 PM
  #5
Foal
Beet pulp is not somethign to fool around with. You can buy it from almost any store that sells horse food. You can get it shreded or in pellets. Also, make sure you soak it for atleast 5 hours (atleast I'm pretty sure 5hours is good enough but you should check with a vet, or the store that sells it).

Read this (I don't know enough about it) -

Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses
     
    03-24-2009, 06:21 PM
  #6
Foal
I have a friend who owns a horse rescue mision. I will email her and see what she says. She knows how to put weight on a horse.
     
    03-24-2009, 06:25 PM
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Started
Rice bran or anything high in protein ... also something that is meant for young horses is good- it will have a lot of nutrients and rich ingredients

Ask your feed store... once you get some weight on I like Strategy for my tb to keep the weight on.
     
    03-24-2009, 06:29 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by kchfuller    
something that is meant for young horses is good- it will have a lot of nutrients and rich ingredients

Do you mean like Mare and Foal?
     
    03-24-2009, 06:39 PM
  #9
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by xx chico    
Beet pulp is not somethign to fool around with. You can buy it from almost any store that sells horse food. You can get it shreded or in pellets. Also, make sure you soak it for atleast 5 hours (atleast I'm pretty sure 5hours is good enough but you should check with a vet, or the store that sells it).

Read this (I don't know enough about it) -

Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses
thanks for the info on the beat pulp. Ill check into it more. Hopefully he can put on weight because he looks like a rescue horse skinny. I sure hope everything works out in the end. Know my other horse on the other hand is well fit and one bloody DOB! On her bad days lol.
     
    03-24-2009, 07:20 PM
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Foal
No problem, I found it was a pretty "cheap" fix. You should also check to see if it's something that they shouldn't stay on for too long. I don't think it will really matter, but just knowing might be better lol.

And I know what you mean about your other horse!
     

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