Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
How do you give supplements without sweet feed to mix it with?
I've heard many people say hay with vitamin supplementation is fine. If theres no sweet feed, how do you mix in the vitamins? I've been trying to figure this out, Eragon is on 4 flakes of hay a day, 2 alfalfa, 2 um something else I'm not sure what it is, it's yellow colored. And a pound of oat hay pellets.
It was rumored that he reacts badly to high molasses levels in sweet feeds, but what grain mixes don't have molasses????, so we are stuck on hay and oat hay pellets. He needs to gain 100-150 pounds. We are thinking we want to supplement but don't know what'd we'd mix it with, grain would be so hopeful too but like I said, what grain or complete pellet doesn't have molasses?
The lady at the feed shop said corn oil, and loose vitamin/mineral mixes wouldn't mix well with the oat hay pellets and that the corn oil would be hard to distrubute, making it easy for him to avoid it if he pleases, and that the supplement powder might sink to the bottom and that my best bet was mixing it with something moist.
Incase I lost you
1. Do you know of any pre-mix grain mixes or grain-based pellet that are low in molasses or molasses free
2. How do you supplement if you only feed hay and have nothing to mix it with?