Originally Posted by Peggysue
if you are feeding Purina Senior or Strategy they are loaded with grains ... with higher NSC then most people think :)
What are NSC's? And is being loaded with grains a bad thing? We are feeding the strategy to our to foals (11mo & 4mo) Plus they each get about 4 flakes of hay a day. They are turned out 24/7 but there is very little grass.
When I first got Twitch (4mo old) she was not getting any hay, strictly grain, alfalfa cubes and milk plus. Now she gets hay & strategy . We were feeding both of them Alfalfa cubes( per previous owners recommendations ) but the farrier said the 11mo was staring to founder and they both have watery stools. So he recommended eliminating the alfalfa cubes. They have been off of them for about a week. We've seen some improvement in Twitch, but not much in the colts stool.
I give Twitch about a pound of grain in the morning and a pound at night. I'd love to get y'alls opinions. It's been a long time since I fed a horse, & back then our horses got a full coffee can of sweet feed plus hay.