Looks like I have finally hit on a decent feed combination for my 17 yr old thoroughbred. I've been struggling to get a decent amount of weight on him for almost 6 months now & while he hasn't lost weight, he certainly hasn't seemed to be putting it on either.
And then about 3 months ago we copped another hit to his weight. He colicked quite badly and in the 5 days he was sick his weight plummeted. So the struggle resumed with even more gusto. This was Hugo just after his colic -
As you can see, apart from a serious hay belly, there really was nothing to him.
Well, it seems I may have finally hit the jack pot. He's currently being fed Nutririce Veteran, pollard, crushed lupins & speedi-beet. He's been on that for about a month now. Wanna see?? Here ya go, this was taken this afternoon ( in the rain)
YAY! Few more kilos & some muscle and by golly he's gonna be a stunner again!
Excuse my excitement, I'm just glad I've finally hit on a good formula for my boy.