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post #1 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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weight gain products

My 21y/o has finally started to put the weight back on
He's nearly at his target weight of 400kg, but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any good feeds to ensure the weight stays on?

At the moment he is on
Ready mash extra
Spillers fibre chaff
Saracens bio life.

Does anyone else have problems with gaining weight? How/what did you do/feed to help?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 10:51 PM
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I don't know what products are available in your area, but I have had the best luck with free choice grass hay, alfalfa pellets (lucern), and flax (linseed), along with vitamin supplements and a probiotic (digestive aid).
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-11-2009, 01:29 AM
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My TB had always been a hard keeper and I had tried everything with him - supplements, oils, rice bran, extra calories any way possible, etc. and not a thing worked for him. I switched him onto a higher fat content feed and it did wonders. He has even gotten to the point where I had to reduce the feed twice because he was getting a little chunky.

I definitely recommend trying a feed with a higher fat content.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-11-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys!

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 03:08 PM
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I fed my mare Equine Senior and Cool Calories to help her gain weight. She has been an easy keeper but there is quite a few others at our barn that use Cool Calories and their horses gained weight without making them hot.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 07:29 PM
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Hey there I grew up in Tavistock! Beet pulp nearly always works. Are you sure there aren't any medical reasons that he is under weight?
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