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    06-28-2012, 10:43 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Question Feed without Soy beans??

So my poor allergy-ridden mare is allergic to soy bean, alfalfa, and molasses (molasses being the worst!)...

For the past couple years I've had to just have her on barley and supplements because so all of the horse feeds out there have either molasses, soy, or both in them.

I just found out from the lab though that soy OIL is ok it doesn't contain the allergen, but any other form of the soy bean she cannot have.

So...anyone know of a horse feed out there that doesn't contain molasses and ONLY has soybean OIL and not the bean or hull?
     
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    06-28-2012, 10:50 AM
  #2
Showing
I don't know of any commercial feed like that, HITS. Is it possible for you to have a custom order ground to your specifications?

I'd be in deep doody if my horses were allergic to alfalfa and soybeans, since the feed I use has those as the two main ingredients!
     
    06-28-2012, 11:42 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I know, it's a total PITA!!! I've never asked about the special made, sounds like it would be far too expensive which is why I've basically specially made it myself with the barley, and then Tri Amino (protein) supplement and a multi-vitamin (Augment) from SmartPak.
     
    06-28-2012, 12:37 PM
  #4
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Unless your horse is in really hard work and/or being heavily schooled every day for some sort of eventing, it doesn't need grain. Just a vit/min supplement to make up for whatever shortage there is in your pasture and hay; which the hay should be grass hay:)

EquiPride is a soy-free vit/min supplement witha pre-probiotic in it. It is in meal form and smells deliciously like wine.

EquiPride - Pure Horse Products

Depending where you live, you may have to do some driving to get a bag and it isn't cheap. Their website has a dealer locator.

I have been driving 92 miles one way for the last three years to buy it in bulk and they give me a price break. Sadly, I just can't make that drive anymore so good bye EquiPride and I'm going to Plan B which is Triple Crown's 30%. It has soy it in and I will be holding my breath to see how my oat/corn/soy intolerant horse behaves on it.

I bought enough EquiPride for a year and stored it in a spare bedroom so it wouldn't go bad.

You use 10 ounces daily per horse so a 50 lb bag lasts me around 22 days for four horses.

Your horse may not like the taste of it so you could mix in some equine Rice Bran if your horse isn't way over weight. Most horses love the taste of rice bran. Tractor Supply sells Manna Pro's MaxiGlo in either the meal form or pellet form.

Hope this helps
     
    06-28-2012, 12:40 PM
  #5
Showing
None of my horses would eat EquiPride, no matter how much I tried to disguise it. And these are total chow hounds who will eat just about anything.
     
    06-28-2012, 12:51 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
None of my horses would eat EquiPride, no matter how much I tried to disguise it. And these are total chow hounds who will eat just about anything.
I've heard that but two of mine get theirs with rice bran and the other two get it mixed with soaked timothy pellets. Everyone scarfs it right down.

I don't feed the ten ounces all at once; that's the recommended total daily amount and I divide in two feedings so it's a little easier for them to "swallow"
     
    06-28-2012, 12:55 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Walk, we actually have Evented for the past 3 years, and this year switched to mostly Hunter/Jumper but still like to do some Jumper-type competitions and Hunter Paces here and there. She is ridden probably anywhere from 3-5 times per week, for about an hour each time, jumped probably once once, maybe twice per week. When I only had her on grass pasture/hay and the barley alone, she started losing weight.

I tried a fat supplement (Cool Calories) which didn't do anything, and then SmartPak recommended the Tri Amino and that's what put the weight back on her. She's also on Augment, a multi vitamin, since the barley doesn't give her much of anything besides something to mix her supplements in.

But it would be nice to have her on a grain of some type that's got everything she needs in it, and that way I could drop the 2 supplements I have her on. But if I can't find a grain that would work, I'll probably just continue with the barley and supplements I have her on, since those have seemed to work alright.
     
    06-28-2012, 06:37 PM
  #8
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I'm sure not aware of a grain type feed that is soy-free.

Even ration balancers use soy for the protein because it's fairly cheap and provides the highest amount of protein and amino acids.

If EquiPride can figure out how to make a vit/min supplement that is soy-free, albeit expensive, I would think the top feed makes in this country could also make a product like that.

We don't own the only two horses in the world with soy intolerances
     
    06-28-2012, 08:53 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Yeah seriously!!
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    07-02-2012, 10:47 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Anyone else have any ideas??
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