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dannygirl
Reg. Jun 2011
Posted 2014-11-05 10:43 PM (#7075644)
Subject: Sad day


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My 24 year old mare Little Doc Babe is loosing weight and is stiff in her right back leg. Me and her learnt how to barrel race together! I have done everything thing on this little mare. Do ya have any ideas of how I can get her weight back up? I'm feeding her a scoop and a half of sweet feed twice a day and alfalfa cubes twice a day right now but she just keeps dropping her weight.
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canrunnr
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2014-11-05 11:28 PM (#7075656 - in reply to #7075644)
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I would get blood work done and see if there is anything off there, such as thyroid, etc.... If that comes back good, then I would start her on Cool Calories or even Calf Manna to help her gain weight.  
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wyogal98
Reg. Apr 2004
Posted 2014-11-06 8:10 AM (#7075722 - in reply to #7075644)
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I recommend you locate Forti Sweet. It comes in a 35 pound bucket. It is a lick but it kept my stallion for about 3 more years. Its is about $30 a bucket. My stud would go through his first one in a 2 weeks then it would take a month for him to polish of the next buckets. It is a great feed and not only kept my stallion's weight stable over the winter but it gave him a beautiful shine and good feet.

Hope you can find it in your area.
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Frodo
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2014-11-06 8:15 AM (#7075727 - in reply to #7075644)
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I feed my 27-year-old gelding half Omolene 200 and half Equine Senior twice a day along with the best brome hay I can find and he's on pasture.  He looks wonderful.......if this helps.   Check those teeth too.

 
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Timber Creek
Reg. Mar 2009
Posted 2014-11-06 8:42 AM (#7075769 - in reply to #7075644)
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My oldies are 29 and 34 and I've tried this and that to get the right concoction for them.  What seems to work for those two is Sr. feed, Amplify, oats, Summer Heat and Cool Calories.  I think the Amplify really helps with putting the fat on and I noticed the 34 year old loping the other day.  I don't think he would do that without the Amplify.  The 29 year old has bad arthritis so I also give him previcoxx.
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barrelbasher
Reg. Apr 2007
Posted 2014-11-06 10:23 AM (#7075890 - in reply to #7075644)
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I have tried various feeds for my old timer (31). The only thing that consistantly keeps him looking good is Purina Senior. It is his favorite and he gets 2 scoops morning and night. He does not eat hay as he can't really chew it. He tries from time to time and tries to eat grass but most of the time I just find wads of it balled up in the water trough or else where.
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LRQHS
Reg. Nov 2011
Posted 2014-11-06 10:29 AM (#7075896 - in reply to #7075644)
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A Senior feed to start with...then evaluate from there. There are plenty of joint supplements on the market to try.  
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2014-11-06 3:24 PM (#7076188 - in reply to #7075644)
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I would get her on a Senior feed and no Alfalfa cubes those are really hard for a older horse to chew unless you are soaking them first, but I would go with alfalfa pellets instead, lots easier for the senoir horse to chew.  
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2014-11-06 3:24 PM (#7076190 - in reply to #7075644)
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And start her on some MSM that would help a little for her joints. 
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BarrelRacing4Christ
Reg. Sep 2010
Posted 2014-11-07 7:21 AM (#7076441 - in reply to #7075656)
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canrunnr - 2014-11-05 9:28 PM

I would get blood work done and see if there is anything off there, such as thyroid, etc.... If that comes back good, then I would start her on Cool Calories or even Calf Manna to help her gain weight.  

This... and then put your horse on a senior feed.
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dannygirl
Reg. Jun 2011
Posted 2014-11-08 10:37 PM (#7077094 - in reply to #7075644)
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blood work came back fine. her teeth was done about a month ago, ive tried all kinds of senior feed and she doesn't really like any of it, ive tried mixing it with sweet feed and she pretty much just eats the sweet feed and leaves the senior feed. I haven't tried supplements but will thank you! her limping they said was just from the other horses running her in the pasture, so I took her out and put her by her self and it has almost quit now. thank yall for all the help it really helped!
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2014-11-09 10:30 AM (#7077137 - in reply to #7077094)
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dannygirl - 2014-11-08 10:37 PM blood work came back fine. her teeth was done about a month ago, ive tried all kinds of senior feed and she doesn't really like any of it, ive tried mixing it with sweet feed and she pretty much just eats the sweet feed and leaves the senior feed. I haven't tried supplements but will thank you! her limping they said was just from the other horses running her in the pasture, so I took her out and put her by her self and it has almost quit now. thank yall for all the help it really helped!

I would but her on a Joint supplement, it wont hurt to give it to her. I have a few of mine on supplements and I can tell the different in how they feel and move.
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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2014-11-09 10:50 AM (#7077140 - in reply to #7075644)
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Cool caleries, some type of hay forage they have several. Even like those hydration blocks. Alfafa hay really soft. They hay forage is a lot softer and it is chopped kept my old horse alive. May be look in to renew gold since you dont have to feed a lot.
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