Nutrena Safe choice vs Nutrena Triumph -and are Oats good for a dieting horse?
Has anybody ever fed Nutrena Triumph? I just recently found out about if from a girl boarding her horse with mine. She switched her gelding from Safe Choice to the Triumph 12%.
I know people say the Safe Choice has a high sugar content? And it isn't a fixed mix for the feed, I'm aware. Neither of the Nutrena Safe Choice or Triumph is...
Does the Triumph have a lower sugar content than the Safe Choice?
Has anybody here ever fed it to their horses?
My gelding had trouble with colic while he was eating Purina Healthy edge and alfalfa, so Safe Choice is what I was reccomended to switch him to by my vet.
I have heard its not the best for colicky horses, due to the mix not being consistent.
My gelding has yet to colic on it though. But I have had a hard time getting him to gain muscle and to gain weight. He is also eating cool calories. I think he is just getting fat off the cool calories though and I have began to cut him back off them.
But I was just wondering if the Triumph feed would be a good alernative feed, I believe it is suppose to have the same probiotics in it that Safe Choice claims to have?
Is anybody more familiar with these feeds?
Are oats a good diet feed for an overweight mare? When I got her she was a bit under weight. So I worked to get her weight back on her, feeding her beet pulp and oats with Purina Healthy edge. She loves healthy edge. I quickly cut her down to a scoop of healthy edge a day. Then noticed her still gaining weight, cut her down to 3/4 a scoop...then 1/2 a scoop... Moved her to a new barn, and my new farrier told me she is pretty over weight still. She has turned into an easy keeper, which I wasn't anticipating since when I got her she was so underweight. Farrier told me to just give her a little bit of oats when I feed the other horses.
She's a bit of a begger. She begs constantly. At my old barn people would feed her every time she begged.
Now she's getting less than 1/2 a scoop of crimped oats and a small handful of healthy edge(I feel bad throwing the rest of it away? And she likes it..so it's like a small treat for her... I probably shouldn't...).
She has access to a Himalayan salt lick in her stall. A large red mineral block outside in the pasture, and small white salt blocks.
She has navicular disease, so the farrier recommended no alfalfa. I was going to subsititute her healthy edge for alfalfa pellets before he told me just to give her oats.
Are oats okay for a dieting horse? She has lost weight already, but I'm concerened she should get more that just oats and her minerals? Is there anything else I should give her? Or should I try to give her a dry pellet instead of the oats?
I can post pics of them if you are curious about either of these guys and their current weights.
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