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    11-27-2012, 04:37 PM
  #1
Yearling
Reno won't eat his feed w/Probios

I recently purchased a small tub of Probios powder to be used in Reno's feed, as he's been having diarrhea on and off since coming to his new home last December. It was never anything worth considering a major health issue as he always ate, kept himself hydrated, was properly wormed, good gut sounds, etc. At the worst it just annoyed everyone who does the horses' stalls (myself included). Apparently he didn't eat his breakfast yesterday morning (the first day with the Probios) and I didn't stay long enough after the unicorn birthday party to see if he ate his dinner. I'm sure the BO would call me if there was anything really wrong like him refusing to eat every day (besides grain he has free choice hay and pretty decent grazing all day even for this time of year).

I'm wondering if there's anything else I can suggest to my BO to make this addition more appetizing to him. To anyone who doesn't know, Reno is a coming 5yo TB gelding. He's a generally easy keeper.
     
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    11-27-2012, 04:45 PM
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Green Broke
When I have used Probios, I have had the same issue, no one really likes the taste. Maybe add some applesauce or start with a partial dose and slowly add more as he gets accustomed to the taste.
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    11-27-2012, 04:47 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
When I have used Probios, I have had the same issue, no one really likes the taste. Maybe add some applesauce or start with a partial dose and slowly add more as he gets accustomed to the taste.
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He does like apples a lot. Maybe I can find a no-sugar-added applesauce that can be mixed with it. I hate to impose with all the other people feeding everyone, but it is his health after all XD Thank you.
     
    11-27-2012, 05:11 PM
  #4
Trained
Have you tried to probios treats ?
     
    11-27-2012, 05:15 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
have you tried to probios treats ?
I don't think the store I went to has those. They only had the $14 small tub, $60something large tub, and paste tubes (which would be too much of a pain to have other people do since I'm not the only person who works there). I can swing by a more local shop when I have time to see if they stock them. I would like to see if we can get him to start taking the powder with his food though, since I already paid for it and it's been used...
     
    11-27-2012, 05:17 PM
  #6
Trained
I know they sell them at farm and fleet, maybe you could check online ?

I have a picky eater so I feel your pain !
     
    11-27-2012, 05:18 PM
  #7
Trained
I just looked at you can get the treats on smartpak
     
    11-27-2012, 05:20 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Beet pulp is fabulous for hiding supplements in. Shredded carrots and non-sweetened apple sauce are also great. You can also wet a little bit of grain and mix it together. Maybe add some peppermint flavoring; I've had a couple horses go for that. The only limit is your imagination!
     
    11-27-2012, 05:21 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
i just looked at you can get the treats on smartpak
My BO has a Smartpak subscription XD
I can totally check that out online.
     
    11-27-2012, 05:23 PM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
Beet pulp is fabulous for hiding supplements in. Shredded carrots and non-sweetened apple sauce are also great. You can also wet a little bit of grain and mix it together. Maybe add some peppermint flavoring; I've had a couple horses go for that. The only limit is your imagination!
good point...unless your horse is smarter than you !
     

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