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  1. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    So my brand new 12 yr old AQHA gelding ( purchased 4 days ago) has been getting 2 “scoops” (about 3 pounds each) twice a day of Purina Strategy (so says previous owner). That’s like 12 pounds of feed a day! And he is getting supplemental hay Our vet taped his weight at 850 lbs...
  2. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys! I'm looking for some information on Elberta 14% horse pellet I can't find anything online and was looking for a guaranteed analysis, ingredients list, and if anyone knows, maybe a cost too? This pellet is made by Elberta Hardware.
  3. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey there, I’m new to the community and I hope I can find some good advice here! I’m just gonna go ahead and apologize for the long post, but I feel that all this info may be needed. All questions are found at the bottom of the post. I’ve owned horses just about all my life, but never a young...
  4. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I am a biology major at Mercyhurst University and I am pursuing a career as a veterinarian. I have been around horses most of my life and one practice I never understood was giving horses sugary human foods such as orange soda pop and gummy candies such as fruit roll-ups. Giving horses these...
  5. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys, so I'm looking for some advice on how to deal with hay belly when you are pasture boarding. I have a 3 year old QH gelding that is a little ribby, but has a huge belly. I also can't get any muscle on him despite the fact that he is worked 3/4 × a week. He gets 2.5lbs of nutrena safe...
  6. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I'm trying to figure out how to best handle my gelding. He is an APHA 12-year-old. In the last few months, he has added on fat pockets. A bit of a crest, some pockets on his tailhead and a bit behind his shoulders. He is in a fairly active workload (ridden by me or my husband for 30-45 minutes...
  7. Horse Health
    So I've seen Mcal everywhere when talking about equine nutrition, but I don't really know what they are. I emailed Standlee asking how many calories per pound were in their Alfalfa pellets, and they told me 0.90 Mcal. I tried to do the conversion to regular calories on google, but it said 0.90...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey there! I have a horse on my hands that has started to colic frequently and I need advice on the best nutrition for her. I've been told Gumnuts are good for horses that Colic and have used it in the past. Aside from good old Gumnuts, is there anything else? She has been colicky since her...
  9. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi all! I have a 12 year old Arabian gelding named Bo. He lives outside 24/7 with access to grain and hay year round. My vet recommended he stay off grain due to being such an easy keeper and being slightly on the chunkier side. I took him off grain, and have been feeding him 1/4 cup of Barn...
  10. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi all, I know there are a lot of threads regarding feed etc. Which I've read through. But I just wanted to ask, if anyone has anything specific that really helped them put on weight on their horse. If by adding something really kick started it? I've been reading a bit about beet pulp etc...
  11. Horse Health
    Want to switch my horsie to oats instead of a high quality concentrated diet. Will Oats, ACV, BOSS, tad of high quality sweet feed , 24/7 pasture, and laces of alfalfa be enough to support a horse that works; 1 hour each day, five days a week doing flatwork, 3ft jumping, 1/8 mile at high speed...
  12. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    This is an awesome article that highlights all of the aspects of building a horse's topline. Spoiler: there isn't just one magic answer. DEVELOPING AN IDEAL TOPLINE
  13. Horse Breeding
    I recently bought a Mare from a kill pen that was bought from a Indian reserve she is strongly suspected to be in Foal and I have little doubt she isn't haha. She is a wide built one and actually came in very fair condition well fed and good health! Shes also halter broke and very sweet...
  14. Horse Health
    Okay, I'm in a situation where I absolutely cannot get to work even though I really want to. If it helps at all, the horses are Standardbred colts and fillies who harness race. The horses got fed grain at 6:45 am, I am supposed to clean stalls and feed hay at around 9:00 am, and give lunch grain...
  15. General Off Topic Questions & Discussion
    Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone can help me. I want to start making healthy or special horse treats if I can put it that way. :loveshower: Something that is not present in everyday feed and that is really good like sesame seeds or some oils that are good or Aloe Vera or something. I don't...
  16. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hello, I need some help. I have 16 almost 17 yr old Paint Gelding, I starting boarding him at a small private farm near me a couple months ago. While he was the other barn he got some kind of high fat feed. Now since I board at this new barn I feed in the evening sometimes during the week...
  17. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I'm looking after a friends horse and I noticed that he was nibbling on poop, is this something I should be worrying about? The only food he gets to eat in hay on a roll. Can anyone give me any worldly advice about this? What should I tell his owner?
  18. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I got a ottb mare (she is a underweight hard keeper) 3 weeks ago that was on the scale of a 2. I am currently feeding her 1 scoop Nutrena Pro Force Fiber, 1 scoop Beet Pulp, and 1 scoop Cool Calories twice a day, she has gained just a little nit of weight. Should I see a difference? is this a...
  19. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    My Percheron lives on a bermuda pasture and has free feed salt blocks, free feed 12:12 mineral and clean water with electrolytes. I have been feeding him the same as my smaller horses (giving him a rice bran feed with calcium, minerals, etc.) daily, but I'm worried that I am not feeding him the...
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