I know there have been a few discussion on this, but I'm still getting a headache trying to understand all the nutritional needs to consider!! Danny colicked last week, most likely from ulcers. I had him on ulcergard for three weeks prior, two weeks with a full tube, one week with a half tube. Stopped the Friday prior to his colic, which was last Tuesday night. Vet recommended putting him back on the ulcergard for at least two more weeks with a full tube.
I want to change his feed from the barn's sweet feed that he was getting, to a low NSC diet. I've looked at Seminole Wellness Perform Safe and Complete Safe, but have trouble getting them in my area. I also like Buckeye Safe N Easy pellets. In talking to our rep at the feed store, he is recommending no grain, and using Buckeye's Gro N Win ration balancer with Ultimate Finish stabilized rice bran (about 2 lbs per day of each). He gets free choice hay and is turned out from 5:00 pm - 7:00 am. Feedings are twice a day, at 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. He's getting ulcergard just before he gets turned out, and I'm giving him 2cc's of Pro-CMC before being ridden.
Thoughts, suggestions? My trainer would like to see him stay on some kind of grain, to give him energy (he's typically ridden 5 days a week) and he really needs to add to his topline.