HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse

This is a discussion on HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • What to feed a horse with a hay belly but is ribby

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By loosie

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-06-2013, 12:41 PM
  #1
Foal
HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse

I have an Appaloosa Stallion who gets fed:
1 Quart of Alfalfa Cubes (Broken Down)
4 Quarts 12:12 (12 fat: 12 Protien)
And 2 tablespoons CalfMana
TWICE A DAY
Along with 3/4 a bale of hay twice a day.

He's still ribby and he's not even breeding. He is also up to date on worming.

I also have a Quarter Horse/ Paint X who is the complete oposite! He has a hay belly but yet shows some ribs, only like two or three and they arnt bad. Even still, I would like for him to not look so out of shape because of his hay belly. I have heard it could be my hay and that he needs someting for his digestion.
He currently is fed:
2 Quarts of Alfalfa Cubes (Broken Down)
3 Quarts 12:12 (12 fat: 12 Protien)
And 2 tablespoons CalfMana
TWICE A DAY
Along with 1/2 a bale of hay twice a day.

Any help on them would be WONDERFUL! Thanks :)
(Pictures are from a while ago! Not upto date, sorry)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mah boiii.jpg (47.7 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg booboo.jpg (22.8 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg kdawg.jpg (28.8 KB, 75 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-06-2013, 12:48 PM
  #2
Trained
The Appaloosa looks in good shape, perfect weight, the other picture of the other horse is too small for me to see on my phone.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-06-2013, 12:59 PM
  #3
Foal
I don't know how to add more pictures.. but the stallion (Kenny) slimmed down a lotttt..
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-06-2013, 01:01 PM
  #4
Showing
From what I can see, I agree with Ware. The appy appears to be in good condition, but there is only so much we can see from a picture.

You say he is UTD on worming, but when is the last time his teeth were floated? Bad teeth can cause an otherwise healthy horse to have a hard time keeping weight.
     
    08-06-2013, 01:04 PM
  #5
Foal
His teeth we checked and were fine.. I bought him 2 months ago and was all set on everything
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-06-2013, 01:15 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Welcome to the forum .....
     
    08-12-2013, 03:18 AM
  #7
Trained
Hi, welcome.

Agree with others. Appy looks good, black horse pic is hard to tell. Neither appears to have a hay belly at all.

I'd start by ensuring they're effectively wormed. You may be diligent but sometimes pastes don't cut it.

What is the 12:12 stuff? Is it grain based or otherwise high starch/ sugar? If so I'd consider an alternative that's healthier, more digestible energy, such as beet pulp, rice bran, soy meal/hulls, etc.
Posted via Mobile Device
KigerQueen likes this.
     
    08-12-2013, 03:25 AM
  #8
Foal
Tape worm? Most wormers don't cover them.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easy keeper became hard keeper itsjustme Horse Health 7 02-21-2013 08:13 PM
Small acreage+hard keeper+winter= mud & disaster- opinions?! caseymyhorserocks Horse Nutrition 4 11-21-2011 09:10 PM
Hard-Keeper & Cough AnimalFarm2006 Horse Health 3 07-21-2011 07:11 PM
Easy Keeper and Hard Keeper together 2SCHorses Horse Nutrition 16 06-22-2011 02:02 AM
New horse....hard keeper. monicadunlap Horse Nutrition 3 04-13-2011 03:12 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0