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post #11 of 18 Old 05-30-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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organic apple sauce without additives.
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-30-2010, 03:57 PM
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Bran mash really screws up phosphorus and calcium levels, and should really only be used very sporadically-- unless it's rice bran.

Should You Feed Bran Mash to Horses?

Apple sauce works.

A lot of 'grains' aren't actually grain. The stuff I've seen fed doesn't look like birdseed.
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post #13 of 18 Old 05-30-2010, 05:15 PM
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I would go with LMF SUper Supplement and get rid of the bran :) that will be your nutrition then you just add calories as needed

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #14 of 18 Old 05-30-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Super supplement is what I have.I just worry that she will colic again :( Scares me. Today I just fed my horse her probiotics and her hay.
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post #15 of 18 Old 05-30-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I read the article.
I have been feeding my horse bran for a month. I up a lb scoop and water it down to get it wet and add the oil and salt plus the probiotics....ugh...one minute people tell me one thing and the next people tell me another thing. It bothers me. I'm new to horses but after reading this article I don't think I will feed her it again..... thank you for the information. Do you think I am ruining her?
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I'm no nutrition expert at all. ;) I just remember that the only reason my instructor TOUCHED bran mash(for the ratio issues) was when we had a mass colic outbreak from foxtail in hay.

Can you call up another vet for their opinion?

If I were you, I'd call up SmartPak for their help. They have a lot of digestive supplements, but remember, sometimes you simply CANNOT prevent colic episodes. I'd put her on a joint and tummy supplement. Joint supplements are pretty commonplace.
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are you feeding rice bran or wheat bran??

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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Since Tara's feed is already fortified, I only just started giving her a multi-vitamin. I feed her Legend's Show & Pleasure textured feed, but since I don't feed her the 'recommended' amount, I give her half the suggested dose of Vita Plus (I think it's made by Farnam).

Honestly, I have no idea if it's doing it's job. I didn't see anything wrong with her before I started giving it to her, but I was paranoid that was she lacking in some major essential vitamin. She's still her happy, healthy self, so if it made a difference, it wasn't a big one. Since she seemed fine before, I didn't want to spend a lot. I think I spent 15 bucks on a bucket and since I only feed half what they say to feed, it's lasting forever!

I have heard good things about Grand Meadows products, specifically Grand Complete. They do make Grand Vite though, which is I'm assuming doesn't contain all the extra ingredients for coat, hooves, etc.
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