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OKay so i was just wondering how much poundage per meal is ok.

ginger is getting
6lbs triple crown senior
6lbs beet pulp
Per DAY. split in two feedings (3lbs each per meal).

Is that too much? Thats 6 lbs per feeding . Should it be broken into 3 meals or is it okay in the two meals ?

thanks!
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OKay so i was just wondering how much poundage per meal is ok.

ginger is getting
6lbs triple crown senior
6lbs beet pulp
Per DAY. split in two feedings (3lbs each per meal).

Is that too much? Thats 6 lbs per feeding . Should it be broken into 3 meals or is it okay in the two meals ?

thanks!
Some where between the list and the last two lines she switched from 6 pounds per day to 6 pounds per feeding.

From looking at her photos and reading that you say she has free choice hay I would say that is not enough.

I assume the weight of the beet pulp is dry?

I vote add another meal with 3 more pounds of each (so 9 pounds of each total for the day) until she fills out a little more.
 

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Since you always post that you work with some wonderful vets please call the practice and have them come out and figure out a feeding program for this mare.

When trying to put weight on them it really is easier if you go to more meals. Adding lunch could make a huge difference!


last i checked when i was feeding her 6 qts 3x a day each meal of southern states select line (cheaper version of the triple crown, same company) i was told she'll founder so i had to reduce it. to 3 qts 3x a day. i don't need her foundering..
At the top you said she gets fed 2x a day. How is she now getting fed 3x per day?

The feed has lots of things other than beet pulp in it. I think adding beet pulp when trying to add weight is a good idea.
 

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vets are not nutrisionists.... big difference in the knowledge of each feed. so technically i'd have to get a nutrisionist out not a vet.
I would guess that most vets have a far better idea of how to feed your horse than a bunch of people on the internet do. :wink:

There are lots of vets with pretty extensive nutritional training. Have you called the expert practice you say you always use and asked them for input? If nothing else I am sure they can give you the name of a nutritionist.


I admit it, I am confused. You are now saying she needs more feed but in the other thread you were pouncing on anyone who suggested she was still underweight.
 

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No i have not asked my vet... and i have a nutrisionist in the area i can call but its not cheap..

again, all i asked was if the poundage was too much per meal. far from that i dont need your opinion on who i should call to ask.
Telling you who to call and ask is answering your question. Do not be too stubborn to realize that.
 
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