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  1. PPID, EMS, IR & related Laminitis
    So, I got my insulin resistant gelding's bloodwork results and his insulin is bad. It has come down a little from where it was six months ago, but it is still well outside the normal range. My vet was not helpful in providing any new options to bring down his insulin levels, and frankly made...
  2. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Could you please give me the Alfalfa hay rules. From what I’ve heard Alfalfa hay is to horses what spinach is to Popeye. my new horse had been sitting all year so is a bit lazy. I’ve had him for about a month in a half, he’s a pleasure/trail riding horse. When I ride him he’s slow and lacks...
  3. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hi all, My 28yo Thoroughbred is holding his own on a good diet - beet pulp, grain, rice bran, soaked alfalfa cubes, grass - whatever he can eat with his compromised teeth. I got some decent third cutting alfalfa, of which he can eat the leaves... but the stems are wasted because he just can't...
  4. Horse Health
    I've read so much about this, but after my horse colicked a bit ago, I've been super careful about how much he's eating etc. So on August 6, we I started him on soaked alfalfa cubes. I've been giving 2-3 handfuls in the evening, which comes out to about 7-9 cubes. Obviously, not a lot, pound...
  5. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hey all, I believe this is my first post here... need help with a free-choice feeding set up for my mare. Here's my situation. I've recently bought my first horse (7 months ago), a young OTTB mare who came to me underweight (as to be expected). Unfortunately through all my 20+ riding and...
  6. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    This is somewhat urgent as I need to buy hay asap, it all seems to be going fast in preparation of winter now. But I've been searching for a good quality grass hay for a broodmare and can't find anything without fescue in my area. So looking for an alternative I came across round bales of...
  7. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Ok, so through research and a shrinking well of research and talking to people. I finally figured out my needs, and a pelleted feed Boo will eat, even if that means I have to soak it every time. The probelm now is A friend of mine bought a nine year old TWH last winter, he wintered at a stable...
  8. Horse Health
    My horses have been coughing lately. when in their stalls, riding at the trot for one and canter for the other (yet they can trot and canter on lounge line just fine!) and when they are outside. they are all outside 24/7 in a dry/dirt pasture and just come in for me riding or working with them...
  9. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hi everyone. I keep seeing these wrapped compressed bales in TS. I wanted to try one and purchased it today. When I opened it I was startled because it was extremely dusty. I turned the green plastic bag on its side and slit that end open so its sitting in there like a feed bag. I pulled a...
  10. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hey guys!! Well I posted my 14 year old quarter horse a while back, and I was told she was underweight. Well I've changed her feed. She's now on safe choice senior feed and I just bought alfalfa pellets for her. About how much of these pellets should I give her??
  11. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hello there! My mare recently had a mild,mild case of gassy colic and some traces of sand as well. She is much better, thank God, but I want to be better safe than sorry and start feeding her psyllium. Since her recent occurrence with (mild) colic should I just feed her the 5 oz., for a week...
  12. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I have been trying to put weight on my 4 year old TB filly. She is outside about 23 hours a day, with free choice hay in round bale form. The hour she is inside is when she is eating her grain...right now she gets grain once a day, and I'm not sure what it weighs, but it fills about two-thirds...
  13. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Change of Feed Bermuda Vs Orchard Alfalfa Diarrhea? Our 14 h pony survives on a diet of Bermuda with a 1/4 flake of alfalfa at each meal. I supplement with Vitamins and a little soaked beet pulp. The barn wants to switch to Orchard and Alfalfa as they believe it is better and will prevent...
  14. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I just received a delivery of 10 bales of alfalfa. Most are yellowed on at least one side, like perhaps they were sitting in the sun? Being that the price of alfalfa is so much I do not want to have paid for a product that could harm or not provide the most nutrition to my horses. Any...
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