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Feeding the lactating mare

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E Watkins
Breeding Stock
Username: Evie

Post Number: 441
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mares are in stalls and on 3 flakes of brome hay morning and night, they are currently getting 16lbs of mixed grain daily ( 12% protien ) as well as mare care supplements. I've noticed that the one is starting to drop weight now and am curious how much grain everyone else feeds their mares that are nursing.
 

Lori aka " Raven"
Breeding Stock
Username: Raven

Post Number: 282
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ev, Lady and Chu kash(they share the serving) get 4.25 lbs of whole western oats twice a day(10% protien) and 3 flakes of timothy/alfalfa hay 3 times a day. In her morning grain I add a great quality of vit&min plus flax seed and about 4 oz of Cocasoya Oil. The vit&min are made with broodmares in mind for lactating and foal growth. Also great for an everyday horse. Very cheap at least here it is. Lady always has a full bag of milk for Chu kash and is not looseing any weight. I can send you a copy of the vits&min if you like?
 

E Watkins
Breeding Stock
Username: Evie

Post Number: 442
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lori- please do send that along, maybe Sage just needs some oil ( fat ) added to her diet? though the alfalfa you are feeding is likely higher in protien that our brome is.. I know this, she's a virtual vaccuum now that Cisco is nursing..
 

Lori aka " Raven"
Breeding Stock
Username: Raven

Post Number: 284
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ev here is the vits & min
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e107/rav123en/vitsmin044.jpg
and http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e107/rav123en/vitsmin2045.jpg
Oil
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e107/rav123en/Cocasoyaoil046.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e107/rav123en/Cocasoyaoil2047.jpg
If you want some of the vits & mins I probably could send you some?
 

E Watkins
Breeding Stock
Username: Evie

Post Number: 445
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 08:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lori- thanks for the links, I think what I'm feeding her vitamin wise is pretty close to what you have and I purchases some wheat germ/soy oil yesterday to put on her feed as well. It recommends one ounce per day, how does that compare to what you feed?
 

Lori aka " Raven"
Breeding Stock
Username: Raven

Post Number: 290
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ev sorry I did not realize that they were so small I do hope you were able to read them? If I remember correctly the wheat germ/soya oil is not as heavily concentrated as the Cocasoya oil. The cocasoya oils actually works out to less cost and greater effects on the horse than the other brands. I feed her 4oz a day. Feeding a normal horse 2oz a day with in two weeks time you see results. I have tried vegitable oil, corn oil, rice bran oil and have found what I use now is by far the better one. A 5 gallon jug last one horse 6 months. That is roughly at 4oz a day.
 

E Watkins
Breeding Stock
Username: Evie

Post Number: 449
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lori- it does sound like it's better than what I bought, where do you get it ? can I order it and have it shipped and about what is the cost for a jug?
The type was very small but I enlarged it enough that I think I could compare it pretty well to the label on what I use now.
 

Lori aka " Raven"
Breeding Stock
Username: Raven

Post Number: 291
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ev you can order it on line or over the phone. It is from Uckele Manufacturing
phone 1-800-248-0330
web www.uckele.com

The catalogue I have is from 2004 but to give you a price refference 5 gallon jug $34.95 + ship
1 gallon $9.95+ship . If you buy the 5 gal make sure you buy also the pump for it. Makes it alot easier to dispense.



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