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    07-15-2010, 07:47 PM
Your Opinion/Experience: Tiz Whiz Feed

I am moving my mare to a different boarding facility, and they feed something called Tiz Whiz. They absolutely swear by it, told me to look it up on the internet. So, I did, but I'm not getting much.

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this feed, either good or bad.

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    07-16-2010, 07:32 AM

I only know of it what I've seen on the site link you provided, but it seems that it's all predominantly grain & molasses(with mineral mix that looks OK), and corn features highest in most of the products. As such, I wouldn't want my horses eating it. If I kept my horses at a place that fed it, I'd buy my own feed.

Horses don't tend to cope well with high starch/sugar diets, and it causes a range of problems, including IR & lami. Oats are about the safest grain for horses & corn is by far the worst, according to my equine nutritionist. I am a hoofcare practitioner, unfortunately very familiar with some of the outcome of this.

As a rule I would not feed grain or molasses/sugar to horses. It is 'junk food'. Most horses, unless they are in hard work, don't need the extra energy anyway, and there are generally safer forms if they do. If grain/starch/sugar is to be fed, it is important to feed it little & often - very small feeds in at least 3-4 meals daily. This helps minimise the likelihood & severity of health problems and maximise the goodness the horse can get out of it.

**In saying all the above, it does depend how much they get & if for eg they only require a cup per day to balance nutrition(like a 'ration balancer') this is *generally* OK.

Of course, don't just go on opinion, but do your own research, and I suggest finding a good nutritionist or nutritional service(pref independent of feed co's) to consult. I personally sub to a great service called
    07-16-2010, 07:55 AM
Excellent, excellent advice.

That's exactly what I was trying to avoid. I need to start learning to analyze feed, I would not have been able to pull the information you gave me from the guaranteed analysis.

Thank you!
    07-16-2010, 08:32 AM
Glad to be of help. Regarding analysing feed tho, the above comes from only looking at the ingredients list(the first ingredient listed is the largest % & the % goes in order of the list).

After doing some study into nutrition, I came to the conclusion that analysing feed correctly & balancing diets(even assuming the package info was accurate, which unfortunately....) was too difficult & confusing. Therefore I personally choose to use a nutritional service myself, which I highly recommend. The one I sub to is called and has been invaluable, as well as cheap.... as well as saving me money, as if I went on manufacturer's advice I'd also be feeding & supping a lot more than I've found the horses really need! Yup, even the animal feed co's want to 'super size' everyone's diet!

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