Originally Posted by Celeste
"As for feeding WellSolve to IR horses, I have seen it work wonders. If anyone is interested check out the research abstract about this product. This product is entirely GRAIN FREE and in the research that was done, horses that ate it had a plasma insulin response comparable to a horse at fasting. Interesting stuff."
"I am not doubting they do alot of research just wondering why most of their feeds are still grain based and least cost effective?"
Call me stupid, but why would you pay for non-grain out of a bag?
Hay = $100/ton
Cheap grain or sweet feed = $400/ton
The bulk of my horses's diet comes from grass and hay.
The exception to this is very old guys and growing babies.
My horses are athletic, shiny, energetic, healthy, and happy.
Did I miss something?
Your comment that "---WellSolve is completely GRAIN FREE and you've seen it work wonders---" is completely contradictory to your comment
"Call me stupid, but why would you pay for non-grain out of a bag"
You pay for non-grain out of bag when you are dealing with insulin resistance, equine metabolic syndrome, and cushings. EPM is another disease that the horse should not have grain. I'm sure there are other diseases that aren't coming to mind at the moment.
Yes, you did miss something regarding WellSolve if you didn't read my post #46 referencing my own horse's experience with WellSolve L/S.
I think I was very fair in the assessment, even if I did have to re-type what I said five times in order to stay civil to Purina and its loyal followers
A total combined iron content of more than 800 PPM (in the feed bag) is unacceptable for any horse with metabolic issues. Yes I can sit here and say it was that excessive amount of iron that caused my horse to be "off" but I didn't have tests run on him so, even though that is my strong suspicion, it is purely speculation.
What was NOT speculation was the fact that he was back to his old self within a few days of getting off that feed.
I went back to mixing my own supplements for him and to this day his coming 24 self is carrying on like he's 12
I don't care if 99.9% of the world's horse population feeds Purina and they are happy with it. I wasn't happy with Purina for a long time previous to WellSolve then, after what I saw with my senior metabolic horse when I put him on the WellSolve, I was even less happy.
My metabolic horses get physicals that include blood work annually. As long the vet continues to say "keep doing what you're doing", I will and that won't include Purina. Which might possibly put me in the .1% that thinks some of their products have a lot room for improvement and all of them need continual watchdogging for consistency in the "guaranteed analysis" department; they do seem to repeatedly fall short in that area