aargh! oat hulls to the max! Need info - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By horselovinguy
  • 1 Post By Smilie
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2017, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 19,988
• Horses: 0
aargh! oat hulls to the max! Need info

My horses are currently on about 200 semi bush acres, with another couple horses and about 20 cattle. They're fat, hoping they'll lose weight over winter here. Today I turned up & they're all scouring! After our ride, my kids went exploring into another section of the paddock, came back saying the cows had a huge bag of grain. I went & checked it out, and it's not grain thankfully(well, bound to be some in there, but), it's oat hulls. A huge wool bale bag full!

So... I asked owner if there was another paddock I could put them in & he told me where, but he was adamant oat hulls wouldn't be a problem & the move will only be temporarily available. 2/3 of mine are likely IR, and there's no other obvious reason for scouring either... I don't know how often/how long the cattle are getting fed this.

I had a big file on different feedstuffs, but can't find it when I need it! Can someone give me the NSC & other important values on this, so I can make a more informed decision? Although I dread having to find somewhere at short notice for my boys... it's a nightmare, esp when we're surrounded by such... rich pickings!

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
loosie is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2017, 07:01 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 9,880
• Horses: 0
http://www.ingredients101.com/oathull.htm
Some Hulls Are Super Feeds for Horses | Equinews


This will get you started {I think}...not easy to find what you need.
Sounds though since this is mostly "hulls" it is a lot less dangerous than complete oats free-choice for your animals.
Sad that the horses don't understand that hulls make nice bedding and to stop eating them...
So a cow fattener is what you found and is "offered"....
I too would not be happy....
....

**you may need to copy & paste the one address...it did not link well, sorry.**
loosie likes this.

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
horselovinguy is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-13-2017, 11:00 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
Posts: 12,041
• Horses: 0
HMM, reading the link by HLG, I would be more worried about impaction colic, since they contain indigestible fiber
here is agood article on general fiber feeds for horses, including hulls.Seems that the NSC is generally low, as they are fiber feeds and low in energy

My concern would be if they had something like molasses added, as is often done, as a binder, lowering dust and to add vitamins to

Finding Fiber in Horse Feeds | TheHorse.com
loosie likes this.
Smilie is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 05-13-2017, 11:08 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
Posts: 12,041
• Horses: 0
If you read this link, Loosie, while it does not give an exact level of NSC for oat hulls, it does list them as fiber feed that are all 'generally'low in NSC

Why is Fibre good and the Dangers of NSC
Smilie is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-13-2017, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 19,988
• Horses: 0
Thanks guys, yeah, I'd freak if it were whole oats, that's for sure! And I knew they were far & away lower NSC, but not sure on the exact.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smilie View Post
My concern would be if they had something like molasses added, as is often done, as a binder, lowering dust and to add vitamins to
Nope, dry & very dusty. My guess is floor sweeping from some mill make nice cheap cow feed Dust is a bit of a worry too... I wouldn't be worried if they only had a small amount, but I can just imagine them chasing the cows away & pigging out on it... It's the sheer amount that concerns me.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg

Last edited by loosie; 05-13-2017 at 11:28 PM.
loosie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eating Pea Hulls? cheyennemymare Horse Health 1 07-16-2015 08:12 AM
oat and beets? luke4275 Horse Nutrition 2 11-01-2014 08:08 PM
Pull-On Bell Boots..Aargh! VanillaBean Horse Tack and Equipment 10 01-24-2011 09:46 AM
Bald patch in mane aargh!!! HollyBubbles Horse Grooming 5 09-03-2009 06:45 AM
To Oat or not to Oat Nutty Saddler Horse Health 3 05-27-2009 10:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome