Could I cut this out of his daily feed?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Could I cut this out of his daily feed?

This is a discussion on Could I cut this out of his daily feed? within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By deserthorsewoman

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-10-2013, 10:34 PM
Green Broke
Could I cut this out of his daily feed?

So my horse is on a semi strict diet as he has foundered in the past. Also, today I just found out he also has navicular.

My issue is that he gets so little grain and so much powder that when I went down his feed it seems there's way too much powder and not enough feed for it to stick to which just creates big powder balls. (Lol) make sence?

So here's his feed-
1/2 pound Nutrena Empower Balance
1 scoop Cosequin Asu
1 scoop Remission
3 oz Flax seed

1/2 pound nutrena empower balance
3 oz flax seed

Now, the remission supplement is for founder prone horses but I'm not entirely sure if its helping him any. Now that he's got navicular the vet wants him to have 30 pills am+pm of isox and 1 scoop of bute am+pm. Is this way too much stuff to be feeding or is there anything I can cut out? I was thinking the remission can go and I can just feed 4oz of flax a day instead of 6 but not sure. The flax seed says to feed a minimum of 6 oz a day. Anyone care to help? :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    06-10-2013, 10:41 PM
Add a handful of soaked alfalfa-or grass- pellets
    06-10-2013, 10:42 PM
In fact, make that alfalfa pellets to help avoiding stomach problems due to the bute
    06-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Green Broke
He isn't supposed to have alfalfa due to foundering and he's only on bute short term. Then will be switched to previcox pills. I just feel like he gets so much powder and not enough grain to mix it with.😕

Do you think I am feeding him too much "stuff"? I feel like I'm overloading him on supplements and meds which I don't want to do
Posted via Mobile Device
    06-10-2013, 10:52 PM
One if the big misconceptions...alfalfa causes founder. It doesn't. If you feed lots of alfalfa to an already overweight horse it will, due to the higher calorie content, make it gain weight and predispose him to insuline resistance and subsequently laminitis.
Fact is, alfalfa is lower in non-structural carbs than normal grass hay. And the pellets are even lower than the alfalfa hay. So nothing to worry about
Wallaby and verona1016 like this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats your daily feed routine? kirstenikita Horse Health 7 12-20-2012 05:31 PM
Should I cut back on his feed? Is he too fat? Britt Horse Health 21 11-17-2012 01:22 AM
Can you tell me what your horses daily feed program is? Blondehorselover Horse Health 29 10-31-2011 03:42 PM
Critique Gunnar's daily feed. Kymbadina Horse Nutrition 18 06-22-2011 10:43 AM
Colt and Cut Shoulder, Filly and Cut by the hoof gamebird94 Hoof Care 10 05-06-2010 04:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0