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  • DOES RICE BRAN WORK AS WELL AS SAND CLEAR
  • Bran as sand clear

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    06-10-2012, 09:15 PM
  #11
Trained
NRHAreiner should I monitor their water intake?
I have not noticed any loose stools but haven't really looked either.
We do not have a problem with sand in my part of Texas.
I have heard that the powder form can go rancid quickly.
Any suggestion about preventing this? Shalom
     
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    06-10-2012, 09:19 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I use mine within a month and never have had an issue. My horses drink tons.
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    06-10-2012, 10:16 PM
  #13
Weanling
I never heard that the powder could go rancid so soon. I have had mine well over 4 months, kept in a air tight container, in a cool room, and its still fine. Checked it actually today.
     
    06-10-2012, 10:38 PM
  #14
Trained
I always monitor the horses water intake. This is why as much as I would love to have waters in the barn I will not do it. No way to know how much they are getting.

Sand is a big problem here where I am. You have to dig about 6-8 feet to get past it. Brand works well as does generic Metamucle.
     
    06-10-2012, 11:23 PM
  #15
Trained
Cakemom since you are in LA and deal with the same heat as we do here in NE Texas I will not worry about it going rancid.
I an amazed how quickly this has started working on the older mare.
The nursing mares are not really showing much weight gain but its only been a week.
The older mare has improved remarkabley so.
I am glad if they cannot maintain weight easily I usaully have them put down. If this works and she can be comfortable then all is well. Shalom
     
    06-11-2012, 09:40 AM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
I always monitor the horses water intake. This is why as much as I would love to have waters in the barn I will not do it. No way to know how much they are getting.

Sand is a big problem here where I am. You have to dig about 6-8 feet to get past it. Brand works well as does generic Metamucle.
Their isnt any sand around here either, but... your saying Rice Bran helps with the intake of sand? Like, if they eat too much? Or am I way off? Confusion.
     
    06-11-2012, 01:38 PM
  #17
Trained
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Originally Posted by Legend    
Their isnt any sand around here either, but... your saying Rice Bran helps with the intake of sand? Like, if they eat too much? Or am I way off? Confusion.

No I am saying Rice Bran works like sand clear. It helps flush the sand out of the horses stumic.
     
    06-11-2012, 01:45 PM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
No I am saying Rice Bran works like sand clear. It helps flush the sand out of the horses stomach.
Ahh, yes that was what I was trying to say, but when I just re-read it, it didnt sound correct. Never heard of that! Very neat! Horses will be getting some mash once a week now.
     
    06-11-2012, 09:06 PM
  #19
Green Broke
When I got my horse in March he was noticeably ribby. He had been on winter pasture with no supplemental hay and a small portion of All Stock feed.

I started him out on 1/4 coffee can of rice bran twice daily, along with a few supplements (vitamin, U-Gard, 1/4 cup flaxseed) and in two weeks he went from this:



To this:



He leveled off after the first few weeks and slowly gained fat and muscle after that. Now that he's getting some turnout on summer pasture I'm going to have to start scaling back on the rice bran!
     
    06-11-2012, 09:12 PM
  #20
Yearling
Huey was on supplemental rice-bran when I got him, but I switched him out to a smartpak (smartomega3). He'd been put on the rice bran for the oils and omega3s for his joints (he's 18). I figured out that the smartomega3 gave him both of those, more efficiently, and cheaply than the rice bran was doing it. It also had some extra probiotics, and he can use all the help in that area that he can get.

Sand clearing isn't a major issue for us, here, so I can't speak to that.
     

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