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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Is my mare defficent in nutrients? Dry skin,licking mud,drinks alot.

hi,
Lately my little filly has been digging holes and licking the mud/ground, she's been drinking LOADS, her skin is verry dry and she's all itchy.

Her feed: 1 scoop Hi-Fi, 1 scoop pony nuts, 1 scoop bran, garlic, seaweed. Morning and night.

She grazes 8am-4.30

She has a hay net every night.

She has a mineral lick.

What do you thnk she needs?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 11:34 AM
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first can you post some links to the products you are using :) Being over the pond I am not familar with them LOL

What kind of bran wheat or rice?

How old and how big is she? Any idea on weights of your scoops??

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi thanks for replying, im not sure on the brand name of the supplements I've never realy thought to look lol,

Hi-Fi:

DENGIE HI-FI ORIGINAL WITH APPLE 20KGS

The pony nuts are by my feed supplyer and are just grass and alphalpha.

And its wheat bran.

Umm my scoop is about 8 inches long, 4 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches deep .. haha .. (sorry for making things difficult lol)


She's 3yr 7 months, 14hh she dosent do much work but its verry cold and icey here and her coat is verry thin.


im worried about the dry skin as I can treat her tail but not her whole body lol, I want my little girl to feel healthy and happy.

Thankyous
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 06:13 PM
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I woudl replace the wheat bran with rice bran ... wheat bran has a really off balance Ca/P ratio

I would also add
Hi-Fi Balancer.


It sounds like she is defienct , if you can get a Tea Trea Oil spray there I would get that and work it in well once or twice a day

It stinks when they ahve problems like this when it is cold




I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-10-2010, 12:01 AM
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I agree, no more wheat bran. Use rice bran or linseed/flax meal for added fat. The linseed/flax meal will help with the dry skin a bit better than rice bran, IME.

That balancer looks like a good option:
Hi-Fi Balancer - Dengie Horse Feeds

Or one of the vit/min mixes, like this one:
Natural Vitality Leisure Vits and Mins - Dengie Horse Feeds
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