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AlexS 01-12-2013 01:58 PM

Vitamin A help please.
My horse had a terrible case of rain rot last year, and I just found two patches of it yesterday, even though it's under his blanket.

I already feed Big Sky Mineral and Command FT probiotic.

I am not educated enough about this type of thing, and it's clear that he needs an extra Vit A, but I don't want to overdose anything. When I look for Vit A online, it's in with other supplements.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.

Joe4d 01-12-2013 03:25 PM

I feed a scoop of Dumor Gold every day. Yeh its a multivitamin but it has enough A in it that it keeps the rain rot off.

PaintHorseMares 01-12-2013 03:40 PM

Carrots. Great for vitamin A.
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Saranda 01-12-2013 03:41 PM

Milk Thistle oil. The best natural source of A vit there is, in my opinion. Also provides them with fatty acids and other valuable vitamins.

PaintHorseMares, vitamin A from carrots can be digested only if the carrots are fed with oil, so, if we give carrots as a source of vitamins, it is good to add some cold pressed linseed oil to them.

deserthorsewoman 01-12-2013 03:42 PM

If you do a search for vit a rainrot on here, something should come up. I remember reading it, and Trinity being very knowledgeable about vit a for rainrot:-)

Jake and Dai 01-12-2013 03:44 PM

Here's a link for you AlexS.

Lots of good info here.

deserthorsewoman 01-12-2013 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Jake and Dai (Post 1841144)
Here's a link for you AlexS.

Lots of good info here.

that's the one I meant, thanks for putting it up:-)

AlexS 01-12-2013 05:19 PM

Thanks everyone. Reading now. :)

AlexS 01-12-2013 11:43 PM

Have ordered the shoot it in the mouth Vit A.

Thanks for all your help.

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