Rice Bran or Beet Pulp - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Rice Bran or Beet Pulp

This is a discussion on Rice Bran or Beet Pulp within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • What's better beetpulp or rice bran
  • Soybean meal and rice bran for ottb

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-03-2013, 02:04 PM
  #11
Foal
I use rice bran all year, and add some beet pulp in the harsher winter months....rice bran aids in digestion and keeps all of mine regular...not to mention super shiny!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-03-2013, 02:22 PM
  #12
Weanling
Our senior Belgian had some weight to gain when we first got him (like about 300 lbs!) and he hates beet pulp, picked through supplements, etc. Here's what worked best for us: first since he was already on Purina senior we added Calf Manna supplement and extruded soybean meal. After a few months we slowly switched him over to the Calf Manna equine senior formula and cut out the other two things.
He's now at optimal weight, glossy, and has tremendous hoof growth and his mane and tail no longer feel like dry straw.
It took a year, but as long as you go slow, weigh your feed/hay rather than feed "by the flake" you should see improvement.



     
    07-03-2013, 04:35 PM
  #13
Super Moderator
These complete feeds can work out really expensive, sometimes its better to provide a good mineral lick or supplement and add beet pulp to what you're already feeding for extra weight gain, its high in fibre and calcium plus has the moisture content
     
    07-05-2013, 06:35 PM
  #14
Foal
There is always the ulcer and teeth factor?? But to answer the beet pulp or rice bran question I would recommend beet pulp it is much easier (less messy) to feed in large ammounts and the horses seem to like it a lot more, I had a gelding with sand colic that dropped a lot of weight the beet pulp seemed to help a lot.

They recommend soaking beet pulp for atleast 12 hours I ALWAYS SOAK MINE FOR 24 JUST TO BE SAFE, as like most people I am always a little paranoid when feeding beet pulp.
     
    07-26-2013, 08:31 PM
  #15
Foal
Rice bran worked for my OTTB. I fed 1-2 cups 3x/week. Also drizzled some corn oil on top too (start out with a little~1 Tbsp, gradually increase~1/3 cup). The combination worked wonders :)
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to feed and how to feed it! Flax Seed, Beat Pulp, Rice Bran Runninghot88 Horse Health 5 07-27-2012 04:54 PM
Rice Bran, Should I? appylover31803 Horse Health 4 09-24-2009 12:05 PM
Beet Pulp/ Stabilized Rice Bran geewillikers Horse Health 18 05-01-2009 09:26 PM
Rice Bran or Beat Pulp Help!?! steph81285 Horse Health 35 12-07-2008 09:00 AM
Sugar Beet/Beet Pulp blue._.skyes Horse Health 1 05-01-2007 02:44 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0