She's good in allll areas of her diet, except for her vitamin B1, vitamin E, and Folic Acid intake.
I would kinda shrug it off if vE + vB1 didn't have track records of doing helpful stuff for horses with ERU, like Lacey. Since they do have admirable records like that, I would like to get those levels up.
However, no matter what I do, I can't seem to get those levels to even up. I tried adding yeast to the diet since that was FeedXL's suggestion - the percentages changed but vB1+folic acid never evened out. Vitamin E - wise, I have no idea what to add.
Right now she's eating:
1lb Enrich 32
.5oz MSM (it's high because that's another one of those things shown to help inflammation)
1oz Raspberry Leaves
2 tbsp iodized salt
3oz flax seed (was feeding this for vA purposes - L gets the worst mud fever EVERY winter, come to find out it can be anti-inflammartory so it stayed)
The other thing is that she's probably the world's easiest keeper. Even wearing a grazing muzzle for half the day (daytime, from about 10am-8pm) and being worked 3+ times a week (5+mile rides each time, w/t/c, I might add) she's still pushing a 6 on the H scale. I'd really prefer her to be a 5/4 but that darn horse refuses to comply.
She gets no hay, just pasture - wouldn't eat hay if I stuck it front of her face (pasture is much better apparently).
Everything else in her diet is either at 100% "Recomended Daily Intake" or "safely" above the RDI... VitE is at 58.2%, vB1 is at 26%, and Folic Acid is 39.9%...
The other thing: today at the feed store I saw Purina's "Free Balance 12:12"... powder form.
It seems like that could be a mildly cheaper, possibly healthier alternative for Miss L since I could feed her a handful of grass hay pellets for all her "stuff" to stick to without the extra calories/sugars added by the Enrich 32 pellet...
I stuck that into my FeedXL and everything evened up, except for my arch nemisis-es: vE, vB1, and Folic Acid.
Anyhoo, is this stuff as good as it looks? It appears like it could last forever too which would be great for my budget - 25lbs for $18, feeding a daily dose of 2 oz? Having that last for 200 days? Um, YES PLEASE.
So, basic questions: Free Balance 12:12, what's the common consensus?
VitE, vB1, Folic Acid - how does one boost those levels like a crazy lady, without becoming a crazy lady?
Thank you! :)