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KANSAS_TWISTER 06-04-2008 06:18 PM

corn oil
we have been having weight issues with star, it turns out that star is a late bloomer and is just loosing his caps off his teeth, so he's got a sore mouth.......the slave i am to my horses..... star get his feed made in to mash for every meal ( 1 gal scoop of mare and foal feed) x 2 daily, the vet also said to add corn oil in, just wondering if there is a alturnative to corn oil? or any thing i can use?

geewillikers 06-04-2008 06:35 PM

I've heard of people using vegetable oil to help with shedding, and weight gain. Some people at my barn use it.

Ryle 06-04-2008 10:22 PM

Corn oil or vegetable oil (which is just a mix of corn and other veg oils). I just pick up a big jug at Walmart when I get groceries. Start slowly and work your way up to a cup a day or so--whatever seems to work. It takes a couple of weeks for your horse's system to get used to so much fat in the diet but after that it should make a difference in weight and energy.

kitten_Val 06-05-2008 06:54 AM

I give corn oil as well. But you certainly can go with veggie oil (it's usually more expensive though).

Micki O 06-05-2008 07:12 AM

I've been feeding corn oil to DB, my old gelding as per the vet. I asked about using soybean oil and her office said it's not a good idea but didn't explain why. They said I could use vegatable oil instead but when I started reading lables all the vegi oil I found was soybean oil. I just stuck with the corn oil. They all cost about the same.

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