New mare not eating? - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By walkinthewalk
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
Exclamation New mare not eating?

I recently brought home my new mare yesterday. She is on a different feed than she was on (Cadence Ultra by Buckeye). She is now on beet pulp, alfalfa cubes, plain oats and she also gets some canola oil. I know it's a drastic switch to her diet, but I have the food portioned out to introduce her. However, she isn't eating.. She'll touch a little bit of it, and then turn up her nose. I'm not sure if it's because she's in a new environment and has possible nerves? Or because she hasn't been turned out with the other horses yet, but still has view of them. Is it possible she just doesn't like her new feed? If anyone has experienced this, please post or comment!
huntermare2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 682
• Horses: 3
Try feeding without the oil. Some horses don't like oil. Or use more or less water to soak the beet pulp, or maybe she doesn't like the cubes. Just experiment and you'll figure it out :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Lins is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
If you know what she was eating, pick up a bag of it and use that as part of her transition. It will be easier on her system and also more likely for her to take to.
themacpack is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-06-2013, 02:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,206
• Horses: 5
^^^ Yes...horses like what they know.
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 5,348
• Horses: 0
Agree with buying a bag of the food she's used to, change her over slowly and also cutting out the liquid fat.

More importantly, is she eating her hay? If she's not eating forage, it's time to worry and I would buy a bag of timothy pellets to get forage thru her so her digestive system doesn't shut down and she colics.

Forage is the most important thing that she needs - 1.5% to 2% of her body weight daily. Especially if you're covered in snow and there's no grass for her.
themacpack likes this.

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
walkinthewalk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mare eating dirt newhorsemom Horse Health 1 06-08-2012 03:35 PM
Pregnant mare not eating hay BigGirlsRideWarmbloods Horse Health 4 07-23-2011 06:01 PM
never mind horse flies eating my horse they are eating ME! netty83 Horse Talk 11 07-21-2011 11:57 PM
My mare is eating her straw bedding! :( What should I do? Equus_girl Horse Health 17 12-11-2010 07:12 PM
Foal eating mare's tail stoneraven Horse Grooming 3 04-17-2010 11:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome