Is feeding these okay? Anemic horse.
I think I am going to switch feeds. I went and compared strategy and safe choice. Both were very similar. Same price. Same 14% protein, 6% fat, and blah blah blah. Except the safe choice has more fiber. Strategy has 12.5% fiber and safe choice has 16% fiber. So I went ahead and got safe choice. Was this a good choice? I am switching from a textured 14% feed. Will this be hard for them to adjust to? I also add purina amplify to their feed. It's 30% fat. My Arabian gelding doesn't handle the winter too well and he is a hard keeper. As many of you know he recently colicked and at the vet we also found out he is anemic. He has a blood level of 25. I went ahead and got an iron supplement. It's made by dumour. I think it's called magic cell and it's the equivalent of red cell. I am also getting him a pancur power pack for him next week. Will all of this be too much for him or will he thrive? I have had him for 3 years and he's always been a lazy horse. I always thought it was just him. But could his laziness be because anemia? The vet said looking at his blood panel it looks like chronic anemia. He's the one who told me to power pack him and put him on iron supplements. Well I guess my question is, is it safe to feed the safe choice, amplify, and magic cell together? Is it too much selenium? Too much protein? Sorry about the many spread out questions I just want to make sure I am doing right by my babies and feeding them correctly. That colic incident has me scared. Is anyone familiar with chronic anemia in horses?
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