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post #21 of 31 Old 02-20-2014, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Not really - that is the trouble with supplements. Try introducing it really slowly just a tiny bit at a time
Since she doesn't sound that underweight - hard to tell without photos - I think you'd have done better to have fed just the Ultium,
also, today i made her some cookies with it, using pancake mix, sugar and water. after eating those, she seemed to like the amplify a lot more. :)
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My 11 hand, totally retired pony eats more than 4 flakes a day.
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<She has hay in front of her 24/7 with the 4 flakes a day, >


^The above is a post from the 2nd page. The mare has grass hay 24,7. She ALSO gets four flakes of, I think alfalfa hay along with it
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<She has hay in front of her 24/7 with the 4 flakes a day, >


^The above is a post from the 2nd page. The mare has grass hay 24,7. She ALSO gets four flakes of, I think alfalfa hay along with it
2 flakes were grass alfalfa, but she was picking the flakes apart to skip out on the grass so now she has a bale of grass hay with the 4 flakes of alfalfa. Along with (as of about when this was posted) 3 lbs of the amplify, a salt lick, mineral lick and a Himalayan salt lick (just because i thought she might like that last one).
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Use up the Amplify now you have it but its a very expensive way to feed a horse as its designed to be a supplement added to your basic hard feed and not a stand alone feed
You'd get more value for your money and a wider range of nutritional benefits from feeding one of the good complete pelleted feeds and add some soaked sugar beet to that as its got the added moisture content that a horse kept on a dry lot needs
I would feed the hay well damped too
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Use up the Amplify now you have it but its a very expensive way to feed a horse as its designed to be a supplement added to your basic hard feed and not a stand alone feed
You'd get more value for your money and a wider range of nutritional benefits from feeding one of the good complete pelleted feeds and add some soaked sugar beet to that as its got the added moisture content that a horse kept on a dry lot needs
I would feed the hay well damped too
not to be rude, but i think I am going to stick to what our vet suggested. I just wanted to know the opinions on amplify vs rice bran because those are the two our vet recommended. We will be sticking between the two until her weight is good.
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Jaydee is correct, I wouldn't feed amplify as a grain by itself. It's more of a supplement to add to what you are already feeding for grain. If you're set in amplify that's fine, it's good, but you are better off feeding ultium, which already has amplify in it.
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not to be rude, but i think I am going to stick to what our vet suggested. I just wanted to know the opinions on amplify vs rice bran because those are the two our vet recommended. We will be sticking between the two until her weight is good.
I think the vet probably meant it as a top dress and assumed you knew it was a supplement not a feed.

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I think the vet probably meant it as a top dress and assumed you knew it was a supplement not a feed.
We were speaking of what to add in addition to the hay, he is fully aware she has not been getting grain.
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You must do what you vet suggests then and I wish you luck with your horse - though I'm not quite sure why you've asked us for advice when you were always going to do what the vet suggested?
I would personally have serious doubts about any vet that said I should feed my horses a supplement on its own for weight gain but its your horse so the choice is yours
Quite apart from anything else its not a financially sound idea since you can get all of the things that are in Amplify plus other essentials for less money in a complete pelleted feed that has more nutritional value
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