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post #21 of 22 Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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He needs constant access to good quality hay - as in 24/7 access, if he wants it, his nose should be in a hay pile all day long. He then needs his diet balanced with other feed, in order to get best possible nutrition, and therefore best help his growth. At the weight he is at, it is almost inevitable that he will have some stunting of his development if he continues to remain that weight, and that is not fair for him.
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post #22 of 22 Old 07-25-2013, 09:00 PM
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Agreed. I had to rescue back one of my horses last fall, and he came back emaciated from new holland. Once the vet cleared him from being safe fromre-feeding syndrome....he got tiny meals of soaked alfalfa pellets every few hours for a week.... He got free choice second cut hay, slowly was brought onto grass, worked up to 2lbs of alfalfa pellets twice a day, and 3lbs of a 14% protein, 6% fat grain twice a day. He gained 250+lbs in 2.5-3 months.

Growing youngsters need food. As a maintenance, they would often get 6lbs of grain a day. (14% protein/6%fat/high fiber). If they needed to gain, I would add lunch, a fat supplement, and alfalfa.
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