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post #21 of 26 Old 06-14-2012, 11:23 AM
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Yes, Rice Bran can go rancid quickly unless you get the stabilized kind like MaxEGlo that guarantees it for a year.

Mine went from this:


To this:



And we had only worked up to a cup or two of it per day, but it still had a lovely effect on his top line and overall coat quality.

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I am amazed at how fast I am seeing results.
The senior horses have regained their lost youth.
All the horses are really shiny. I am going to have to reduce the amount I put in their grain.
This is truly an example of your never too old to learn.
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Again has anyone experienced any adverse affects.
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My horse looks super on rice bran as well but I think there is one drawback. Rice bran is high in phosphorus and an excess of that prevents absorption of calcium. I've been told that the calcium intake of the horse should be twice the phosphorus intake to prevent this. Generally I use this nutrition calculator combined with my book on Australian forage and feed nutrition to determine what the ratio is and how to improve it. Luckily you don't need much rice bran to get awesome results but just something to look out for. I must qualify this by saying I am in no way a nutrition expert (a bit of a chem geek, maybe) but all the books I've read on equine nutrition have stressed the importance of the ratio :)
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For those of us with cushings horses or horses with metabolic disorders, is rice bran considered a starch? My horse needs to gain weight, but I'm Leary of the possiblity of it being too starchy for my boy to eat safely.
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Rice bran is considered a fat. Do your research though, some say its okay for a cushings horse while others say it is not.

As to the phosphorus to calcium ratio, if you get a fortified rice bran it already has calcium added to correct the ratios. I feed Max E Glo and its ratio is about 1:1 which is safe to feed without correcting the diet. If you just get straight rice bran from your feed store then you will have to adjust the calcium.
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As to the phosphorus to calcium ratio, if you get a fortified rice bran it already has calcium added to correct the ratios. I feed Max E Glo and its ratio is about 1:1 which is safe to feed without correcting the diet. If you just get straight rice bran from your feed store then you will have to adjust the calcium.
Oh I so wish my feed supplier stocked that!! Wonder if you can get it in Australia? I'm going on a fortified rice bran hunt!
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