Weanling not eat Purina OmolEne #200
 
 

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Weanling not eat Purina OmolEne #200

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  • Weanling foal will not eat grain
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    11-17-2011, 03:43 AM
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Weanling not eat Purina OmolEne #200

Is it unusual for my 4 month old to not eat Purina Omolene #200? The instructions give amounts to feed weanlings, but he won't touch it. He is eating grass hay and does not appear too thin. I would like to fatten him up a little more for the cold Utah winters.
     
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    11-17-2011, 11:09 AM
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It's not uncommon for weanlings who have never eaten grains to initially refuse them. If they eat with others, they learn quickly by following the others lead. You can sprinkle a small amount over the hay to get him started. Only offer him the smallest amount because once it sits out for a few hours, you should pitch it. I would rethink putting him on 200 when feeding grass hay. You want something with a better protein (lysine) source.
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    11-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Agreed about the protein in such, but to get them to eat their grain, try sprinkling some molasses on it.
     
    11-20-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by horse1sense    
Is it unusual for my 4 month old to not eat Purina Omolene #200? The instructions give amounts to feed weanlings, but he won't touch it. He is eating grass hay and does not appear too thin. I would like to fatten him up a little more for the cold Utah winters.
Actually you should be feeding Omolene 300, that is the Omolene product that is to be fed to foals, weanlings and yearlings...after one year then you go to the Omolene 200 product. How much hay are you feeding...many people overfeed hay to young ones. They need about 1% of body weight, which for most weanlings is 4 - 7 lbs/day.
     

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