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    11-13-2013, 03:43 PM
I'm so excited that Kenzie has found such a good home! Not to mention it's with people who sound willing to give you updates on how she's doing so you can still watch her grow up

I'd go ahead and bump up the rice bran to 2 lbs if it's fortified. If it's not you might want to do a quick calculation of her total Ca and Ph intake to make sure it doesn't invert the Ca:Ph ratio. It could also be that she's hitting another growth spurt, so I wouldn't be too worried about it just yet, but definitely something to keep on top of.

ETA- if you try out oil, canola is better than vegetable (which is usually soy). As far as omega-6:omega-3 ratios, canola is 2:1 and soy is 7:1
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    11-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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Yes, it is fortified. Good to know!

I'm pretty sure its just a mixture of stress from being stalled (she has been cribbing, which she does when stressed) and growing again since she's rather butt high again at the moment, but since she appears to be losing the weight (not quickly, but enough for me to notice) I figured some extra calories won't hurt her. I swear she is such a hard keeper, its ridiculous! XD
    11-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Green Broke
Once she's done growing she probably won't be that hard of a keeper.
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    11-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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I sure hope so! Otherwise she's going to eat her owners out of house and home...you wouldn't believe how much I spend on the grain and hay she eats xD Family P's paint and appy are as fat as pigs and eating half of the hay that she does. She packs away a good 18-20 lbs a day plus the 6 lbs of alfalfa pellets, so about 3% of her body weight. They are 1050 and 1120 respectively, and eating 14-15 lbs a day. I guess Kenzie is making up for lost time! LOL. I don't mind, its just frustrating to see her thin out every few weeks again, especially since I walk her on roads and I always feel like someone is going to look at her and go "she isn't being fed enough!!! ABUSE" Hasn't happened yet, but I'm just waiting...haha
    11-14-2013, 02:58 PM
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Double post, sorry. I just got her coggin result back, and noticed that they put the wrong color for her, and that the age was put as Jan 1 2011 (presumably since that is when TBs technically age, even though she's actually almost an entire year younger than that?). They wrote her color as dark bay, though I told them she was brown. Originally they wanted to say she was black. Those things won't affect anything though will they? Or should I try to get them to change them?

Oh, and just 'cause she is cute: 2 of her coggins pictures. The other one shows just how out of she was from the sedation...LOL Not sure why she is standing like that...my guess is her feet were sore since she was freshly trimmed and acting ouchy on the gravel.
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    11-14-2013, 05:23 PM
Green Broke
I wouldn't be too worried about it. Henny is listed as a bay QH on his coggins =.= at least they got her breed right. Mine might be an issue if I wanted to show Henny at a paint show,but I wouldn't be worried about color or birthdate too much.
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    11-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Green Broke
You took her to Waller!!! I love the staff there!!!

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    11-14-2013, 09:56 PM
I wouldn't worry about the color. In the unlikely event they are stopped while in transit, most troopers wouldn't know a brown from a bay from a black to begin with. Just my guess.

Love the pics! She sure has matured!! What a cutie!!!!

Also, don't kill yourself trying to put weight on her now. If they are picking her up in a day or two, it isn't likely to make any difference in that short amount of time. It would be good for them to know that she has lost weight and perhaps to encourage them to make an effort to address. Many cribbers lose weight because they are more interested in cribbing than eating, even when they are hungry.

If she will be going out on grass right away, that alone will put some nice weight on her quite quickly. You're doing GREAT!!!
    11-14-2013, 10:16 PM
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LOL, a bay Kayella? Whoops...

Greentree- I sure did! Its a lot closer to where she is right now (brookshire...far drive. Bleh) than the katy clinic. They are fantastic! Love love love the vet's...uh...stall-side manners? Haha. They were super with her and really took their time to make sure I knew exactly what was going on and to make sure the visit was positive for Kenzie. The chiro/farrier was fantastic too.

Thanks Amy! The left side picture is the funniest, her floppy ear is stretched as far forward as it gets because she saw a gelding, but she was still so sleepy and looked rather drunk. Her legs look awful in the picture though so I'm not posting it unless you make me, I don't know what the heck was going on with them, I swear she isn't that messed up! Lol

It looks like it might be another week before she moves homes. Her new owner and I have conflicting schedules and she isn't comfortable driving a trailer all the way here (1 1/2-2 hours) so she wants her trainer to come with her to pick Kenzie up. Totally fine, but it makes it hard for the three of us (and family P) to schedule something. We're trying to do it as early in the day as possible too so that Kenzie can settle in the daylight. She is going to the trainers first, so she will have plenty of grass immediately, so that's a plus!
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    11-15-2013, 04:01 AM
I agree with the weight, you can add a bit of calories with what you have, but not much will change..
And I agree with the cribbers, our buddy is a cribber, he had 3 week stall rest, he did not become fat with free choice hay (he has a round bale at his stall door) however he gets his supplements with a cup of bran, and a little carrots every day... his ribs show occasionally... but he looks healthy. The other day when we let them together in the paddock thinking they might run and have fun, the buddy went straight to biting into the fence post..

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