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post #21 of 31 Old 07-10-2011, 11:54 PM
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Snanders is said corn oil was not good for the horses not about oil supplements...I remember reading that to you and Holly.
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post #22 of 31 Old 07-16-2011, 02:31 AM
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well i fed my arabian straight olive oil about 1/4 to 1/2 cup 2 times daily mjixrdf in with stradigy and alfalfa pellets and free choice grass hay. she was skinny when wse bought her and is gret now about 8 months later. her coat is good and shiny and healthy too. it worked good got me. I'm using cool calories not but just started and i think that's a good product too.
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I use corn oil for weight gain. The vet said it was fine to use it. All weight gain supplements are made from vegetable fats and protiens, so either way your giving it to them. As with any fat you don't want to use it forever. Are you using a good quality hay ?
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Gosh as someone with a hard keeper, I don't know what I'd do without the calorie content of oil! I will say I saw firsthand that corn oil did cause inflammation and discomfort in my gelding who has hock arthritis. He was much worse on it.

I switched to Cocosoya (after trying Canola and RB oil - both of which he would not touch). He is really thriving on it. His coat has never been shinier or slicker - and he had a dull, Appy coat. He just gleams now when the sun hits his coat. It's pricey but worth every penny to us.

We also use Legends Omega Plus - a rice bran/flax pellet for calories. 1800 cals per pound.
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As a draft horse owner I have switched my horses to the EPSM Diet. Draft horses are highly prone to Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM), meaning these horses aren't able to derive adequate muscle energy from carbohydrates and as a result end up "tieing up". As a result, they are put on low carb/high fat diets. In order to do this without over feeding on traditional grains, oil is added to the horse's diet.

Here's a link: Beth Valentine's Recommended EPSM Diets

I currently have my Belgian colt on Blue Seal Demand, a high fat, high protein, low starch pelleted grain. (this is daily)
4 lbs Demand
2 cups Canola Oil
1 oz GrowColt supplement
13 lbs Timothy hay
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does the wheat germ oil help put on weight.I was looking today.They only had farnam weight builder,wait they might have had wheat germ oil but it didn't say anything about aweight gainer.My TB needs more weight
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is the corn oil bad for their heart????
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is the corn oil bad for their heart????

I don't know about that but I try and stay away from oil supplements. Not because I do not think they work just can be messy and some oils are not good for horses unlike what many people have been told to believe. If you want to use something for weight gain try weight builder by farnum worked very very well for me, I can not even finish a bucket of it before they would reach fat! :) haha
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If you are feeding oil for weight gain you would be better off feeding beet pulp, or cracked flax. I feed my performance horses some corn oil but it is mainly cosmetic. Prior to supplementing you should have what you are already feeding tested then have someone qualified to determine your horses needs.
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does the wheat germ oil help put on weight.I was looking today.They only had farnam weight builder,wait they might have had wheat germ oil but it didn't say anything about aweight gainer.My TB needs more weight
My TB was having problems. I tried the weight builder with no results. She is now on Triple Crown senior and doing great.

I'm planning on buying bulk flax seed to grind and add to my horses meal. Flax use to be a lot cheaper before it became popular. If I remember right I use to buy it as linseed oil.
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