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        07-30-2011, 10:36 PM
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    Weanling
    Thanks! Is there anything I can do to slow down that growth? I have no idea how he's managing to grow so quickly because he's just on grass and hay, but if there's a healthy way to slow that growth down, I'm all ears.

    Also, is his belly distended and bloated, or is that just a grass belly? A poster on another forum said he was bloated, which was a sign of digestive upset. I'm really confused.
         
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        07-31-2011, 01:37 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I'm assuming your in the aus so someone over there will have to recommend a good supp for a young growing horse. Whats your worming regime? Young ones generally need doing more often.
         
        07-31-2011, 02:45 AM
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    Weanling
    I'm in Canada. I was going to worm him every 3 months (he was last done on July 17 with an Ivermectin paste), but it's not an issue to worm him sooner. I'm planning to have the vet out in fall to do his teeth, and I can request a fecal at that time as well.

    Would you recommend worming him sooner? Would it hurt him to be wormed every 2 months versus every 3-5?
         
        07-31-2011, 02:45 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by goneriding    
    His weight is fine, he's growing. A little rib is ok.
    I second that; they change from day to day when they're growing.. he looks fine..tomorrow he'll look different..
    Just supply the recommended amount of nutritious food for his age and weight, and he'll catch up to it..
         

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