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post #1 of 9 Old 01-12-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Vitamin A help please.

My horse had a terrible case of rain rot last year, and I just found two patches of it yesterday, even though it's under his blanket.

I already feed Big Sky Mineral and Command FT probiotic.

I am not educated enough about this type of thing, and it's clear that he needs an extra Vit A, but I don't want to overdose anything. When I look for Vit A online, it's in with other supplements.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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I feed a scoop of Dumor Gold every day. Yeh its a multivitamin but it has enough A in it that it keeps the rain rot off.
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Carrots. Great for vitamin A.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-12-2013, 03:41 PM
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Milk Thistle oil. The best natural source of A vit there is, in my opinion. Also provides them with fatty acids and other valuable vitamins.

PaintHorseMares, vitamin A from carrots can be digested only if the carrots are fed with oil, so, if we give carrots as a source of vitamins, it is good to add some cold pressed linseed oil to them.

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If you do a search for vit a rainrot on here, something should come up. I remember reading it, and Trinity being very knowledgeable about vit a for rainrot
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Here's a link for you AlexS.

Vit A for Rainrot

Lots of good info here.

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Here's a link for you AlexS.

Vit A for Rainrot

Lots of good info here.
that's the one I meant, thanks for putting it up
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Thanks everyone. Reading now. :)
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-12-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Have ordered the shoot it in the mouth Vit A.

Thanks for all your help.
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