Originally Posted by ParaIndy
No, he doesn't have goopy eyes. He is on pasture and hay. He started to get a dry coat when to weather turned and he got his winter coat, so that probably has something to do with it.
I have a baby that is 7 months old, and I was advised to give her grain by a man at the head of the AQHA program I am in; I might avoid giving like straight oats or corn, but Purina Safechoice is a great grain to give that helps give foals a good start to a healthy life with the right minerals they need!
Here is an article all about foal growth and nutrition:Foal Growth: Special Care and Nutrition - AAEP
This is what he said to me:
Nutrena makes a great product called SafeChoice it has one of the best balance of crude protein, crude fat, and vitamins thatís a lot safer than high starch diets. Another good grain is made by Purina called Strategy it has almost the exact amount of nutritional facts but less dietary starch then SafeChoice. You may want to consider using a mineral block as well.
Hope that helps!