Originally Posted by Peggysue
the supplement you posted is most likely flax base with a bit of rice bran
Flax is relatively cheap and effective and won't upset the nutritional balance you already have going ...
My only issue with flax is that I cannot get out to the barn during the week, and the BO wouldn't prepare flax for me, and the barn hand would never remember to do it....I mean I had my gelding on a sand product at the beginning of the month, and almost 3 weeks later its still half full (I know because I bagged it for 7 days).the more fool proof my supplements are, the better.
The cool calories looks like a really safe option, next to the buckeye, it it pretty much entirely vegetable fat. The original supplement I linked to was corn, vegetable oil, and THEN flax.
As for the smartgut/smart digest he has no digestive problems....sold poop, and when he was on a higher alfalfa diet he did gain a bit of weight, but he became super fizzy so I don't think he has problems absorbing nutrients, he just needs more fat in his diet since he's only getting like 5% now (I believe that's the ration balancer max ratio). But if this doesn't work, then I will start experimenting with probiotics Posted via Mobile Device