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Proper protein percentage in 19 mth old filly.

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Dusty Housh
Weanling
Username: Belles_momma

Post Number: 42
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Horses have always been a part of my life wheter I owned them or family members. But the little filly I have now is the first young horse I have had to care for on my own.She is 19 mths old and when I got her last July she had never been fed right. I also bought her mother that was the same. Both under weight, wormy and just in bad shape. Mare is pregnant. Since no one knew when the mare was due the vet said start them both on 16 % mare and foal. So I did. Well they both look really good now. So I wanna take my filly of the 16 % feed. What is the best protein % for her?? I dont want her to go down hill again. But with her being almost 2 yrs old and in good shape now I think she should be dropped down. So what should I go down to? All help appreciated.
 

Kris Moos
Breeding Stock
Username: Kris

Post Number: 996
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 06:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would say keep her on it!!!! she is still growing and and will need the protien for growth, (unless she is getting good alfalfa hay high in protien, then maybe reconsider)my 23 month old filly and gelding are on progressive nutritions grass formula diet balancer (because they are on a grass hay no alfalfa they need different nutrients which this feed is balanced for) It is 30% protien.
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 473
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 01:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ditto what Kris said.
And Progressive is good stuff.
 

Pamela Sutherland
Weanling
Username: Lolly

Post Number: 38
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 02:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Folks...
Should I put Boogie Boy on a creep feeder? He is 1 month old as of the 9th of March..grazes little bits and shares Moms 14%protein feed also, Mom on mare and foal maintainence supplement.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 141
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If they are doing fine then keep at it. I use Purina Equine Junior and think it is the best feed ever. It is 14.5%.
 

Dorthy Brown
Yearling
Username: Dodib

Post Number: 71
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I started feeding my foal out of his own feeder at about 2 weeks old............ in his own stall at about a month. he wasn't locked in it and could wander back in with mom but it really seemed to make the transition at weaning easier--he was very independent by that time. It also made sure he was getting all the grain he needed for his growth and mom couldn't eat it all--and if she could have gotten into his dish to eat it she would have!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 143
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I creep feed all my foals, makes weaning almost easy.
 

Pamela Sutherland
Weanling
Username: Lolly

Post Number: 45
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Cathy and Dorothy. All I get down here is, he gets all he needs from his Mom and the bit of feed and hay and graze...I have noticed a difference in his chest...doesn't seem to be a pronounced and firm as a week ago. Also, he is really liking the salt lick that is out for the mature horses in the pasture...could this be a problem?
 

Dusty Housh
Weanling
Username: Belles_momma

Post Number: 44
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for advice i think i will keep her on the 16% feed as long as my mare is on it and she will be for a while to come cause she is pregnant and just now startin to bag up. so tanks again.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 146
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 08:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You need to give him some feed on his own. Sounds like he is lacking. As a foal gets older they do not get everything they need to thrive from their mother all they really do is pull their mother down.



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