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    12-03-2010, 04:12 PM
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what to feed an un-rugged colt?

I have an 18 month old cob who lives out side and is un-rugged.

He is looking well at the moment being fed alfa beet. I would like to keep him looking as he does, or even to put a little more weight on to help him through the winter.

I was wondering if this feed is all he needs..along with hay,He has hay twice a day and alfa beet in the morning.

Will he be getting all the correct nutrients he needs to grow properly on this feed? He is a Section D,so fairly large eventually and I would like to feed him all he needs to grow and develope properly during the winter months.

He is to be gelded fairly soon,will this have an effect on his weight??
Any help would be appreciated
     
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    12-03-2010, 04:48 PM
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If possible, I would try and make sure that he has hay available as much of the day as possible. That will definitely help, as horses systems are made to have small amounts of food all day long. Is alfa beet like beet pulp? That should help if so. His nutrient intake from the hay depends on how much he gets, what type(s) he gets, and how good of quality it is. I would at least make sure that he has a salt block, or as others have mentioned on here, loose minerals. You can also add some grow colt, or some other similar supplement into his feed, which is said to help growing babies, but I personally have never tried it, so can't really give you an opinion on whether or not it works, or is worth it. I think that as long as he keeps looking healthy I wouldn't worry about changing things.
     
    12-03-2010, 04:51 PM
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Oh dang, forgot to mention that in my experience, gelding can cause some weight gain, as the body is no longer spending energy making testosterone. It varies on the horse though, and level of activity ect. It shouldn't make him lose weight though.
     
    12-03-2010, 07:26 PM
  #4
Foal
Hi,

Thanks for your advice, I will make sure he has a supply of hay all day,also it it is of pretty good quality too,

Thanks
     
    12-03-2010, 10:22 PM
  #5
Started
I would add a vitamin/mineral supplement and some amino acids... All PHase, Ag Brands Purina's Equalizer, Step 7 and there is another one up there but it is escaping me at the moment

Hay hay and more hay .. hay is the fuel for his furnance he needs it in front of him at all times
     
    12-04-2010, 03:39 PM
  #6
Foal
I would just offer him enough hay so that there is a little left over after each feeding, and add 3 to 5 pounds of oats in the evening to help him keep warm. I think alfalfa beet has vitamins and minerals added to it already, although I could be mistaken.
     
    12-04-2010, 03:56 PM
  #7
Foal
Thank you, this sounds like helpful advice to me,
     

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