Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Rutherfordton, NC
He got about 1 gallon of feed 2x day at his old farm. Approx 1/2 gallon of all stock 13% pellets (6% fat) and 1/2 gallon of Alfalfa pellets with oil. He was on beet pulp too, which seems like a MASSIVE amount of feed. Her pasture was kind of scrubby (everyones is going to crap since winter is coming in) and she had him stalled for the last few weeks to help put on weight. But he honestly seems happier to be out in a big pasture with his buddies.
Now he's getting hay twice a day, on pasture 25/7, unless I go visit. I have him on 14% protein, 7% fat Safechoice feeds. I am adding Cool Calories 100 to his feed, but we are taking it easy on the feed to avoid colic, etc.
I plan to deworm him ASAP, since his last one was mid September and have the vet look at his teeth and probably float them. Once we get all of that taken care of, we will work on him gaining weight.
He's under the experienced and watchful eyes of my barn managers and her staff, who has been giving us excellent advice. I'm not a massive fan of beet pulp and am trying to find an additional source of calories without it being a big filler.
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