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  • Cool calories in horses poop
  • What to fo if supplements are not digesting

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    05-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Green Broke
Supplement not digesting??

Hi, I have a question for all of you. I switch from feeding oil to using Cool Calories. My question is, I am noticing it in his poop. Looks just like it does going in. To me this means he is not getting anything from it so I am just wasting my money. What do you all think? Has anyone noticed this before. The stuff is not cheap and at this rate I may as well save him the time eating it and just go throw it in the manure pile myself.
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    05-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Green Broke

    05-27-2012, 01:32 AM
If you're seeing it coming out undigested, I'd say it's definitely not helping.

How much are you giving him, and did you ramp up slowly or start out all at once?
    05-27-2012, 11:30 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by verona1016    
If you're seeing it coming out undigested, I'd say it's definitely not helping.

How much are you giving him, and did you ramp up slowly or start out all at once?
I added it slowly. I give anywhere up to the 8 oz's it suggests. Usually less. Still see it.
    05-27-2012, 11:45 AM
If it's in his poop.. something is up. Have you talked to your vet about it? I've never heard of that happening with a supplement before.. with coins and plastic and stuff yeah.
    05-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Green Broke
Remember this supplement is not really a supplement. Its a fat adder. Its 99% fat. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. I have googled it and found others talking about it so I know I am not the only one. Just wondered if anyone here had this happen. Thanks.
    05-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Green Broke
Have ulcers been considered?

Gastric ulcers or hind gut ulcers might be an issue. Horses react differently to ulcers and the severity can also make a difference.
    05-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Green Broke
A difference in what? Digesting??
    05-27-2012, 12:58 PM
Green Broke
I googled ulcers and he does not show any signs that he may have ulcers. I looked at his poop this morning and did not see any signs of it but on occasion I have. Wonder if it could do with how much I give him. I would think even if I gave him a bucket full it would dissolve. I think I may email the company to see what they have to say.

I found this on the start to finish site..............

Cool Calories 100 is a safe, convenient method to feed fat (calories) to any horse that needs to gain weight. Cool Calories 100 is 99% vegetable fat which has been spray-dried to an easy to feed powder.

I'm wondering if its the powder that is left???
    05-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by nvr2many    
A difference in what? Digesting??
Yes, if the ulcers are bad enough. Humans with ulcers can have trouble eating certain types of food and digesting it.

Or it could be something else health-related. None of my horses get grain but they do get supplements.

If someone is off, I will either see an inordinate amount of hay in their manure or they haven't finished their hay from the night before.

I'm not saying that's your horse's issue; just saying it's something else to think about

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