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Mare is loosing some weight

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Martha McCrea
Neonate
Username: Marty

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 04:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have an older mare that is loosing more weight than I would want. Vet was here last week for 7 month rhino shot and we both agreed we wouldn't want her to loose any more weight. He suggested just an increase in her current grain amounts. She has free access to orchard grass is out on pasture 24/7 with shelter and is on daily wormer. Does anyone have any other suggestions? thanks
 

melissarainey
Neonate
Username: Minnie8827

Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 08:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I use Natural Glo an ADM/Moorman product. I use that to place additional grain in all my horses. They don't get a "high" from too much grain, they won't colic if they eat too much, I know this from experience. It has 26% fat good vit. E and Sel. It is about 30.00 for a 40# bag but well worth the price.
 

Catherine
Yearling
Username: Naskatt

Post Number: 54
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martha
Another good feed is Strategy by purina.
That's what my vet told me to use when I got my two rescue mares that were pregnant and under nurished. It worked very well.
 

Ruth
Weanling
Username: Rooty

Post Number: 32
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What kind of hard feed is she on? When my 26 yo started to become a hard keeper I switched her to a senior feed which is easier to digest. Buckeye makes a product called Endurance that is supposed to be very calorie packed and easily digested - also you can try extruded feeds, they are also easily digested and I have had good results with those.
 

Martha McCrea
Neonate
Username: Marty

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She is on equine senior, I added some alfalfa forage to her diet and that along with increasing her grain seems to be doing the trick. Phew! that was a worry.
 

Ruth
Weanling
Username: Rooty

Post Number: 37
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Glad to hear it is working!
 

Rhonda Bock
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Username: Bitznspurz

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

another good one is Equiline for weight gain, or what about cool calories? those worked for me with an older mare that I had. She wasnt pregnant, but skinny when I got her home, she dropped weight on me from stress...The cool calories worked wonders.



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