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Can we discuss Laminitis for a moment?

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2020-01-16 7:09 PM
Subject: RE: Can we discuss Laminitis for a moment?



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Whinny19 - 2020-01-16 5:13 PM


Oh good, I'm glad you found them. That group is a wealth of information, and I really admire that they take the time to advise individual cases.


I embarked on a similar journey a little over 10 years ago, after losing one horse to colic and then trying to tailor diets for horses with other issues (PSSM, ulcers, etc.). My horses now all think beet pulp and alfalfa pellets are "grain" - and honestly they seem just as excited to get that as they ever did for real grain. It is extra work mixing your own balancer ration, but sure seems to alleviate a bunch of other problems.


Yes! He totally turned his nose up at the beet pulp at first but I ended up finding one he loves. It's got alfalfa and biotin added in so he gets that bonus. I dont even need to mix in his old grain to get him to eat it anymore. I notice he eats slower too, which is good because hes choked several times on different grains. Right now hes on soaked BP, a custom mix I got from an equine vet of vitamins/minerals, a 1/4 cup of chia seeds and I throw in a handful of some herbs I got from Hilton herbs, and a natural vitamin e powder. He loooooves this mix.. he licks his bowl sparkling clean after eats lol! Oh and hes got a slow feed hay net full in his stall at all time. I also keep a bucket of free choice minerals.. some days he eats it all, other days just a little and some days not at all.. so that tells me hes getting what he wants and needs.  Hes one spoiled gelding that's for sure! When hes done with this mix from the vet, (I'm just to feed it to help him get some excess weight off of him, instead of the thyro-l) I'll go to California Trace plus Vitamin/minerals to add into his beet pulp. That stuff is awesome and affordable!

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2020-01-16 11:15 PM
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I have been thinking of you and Chuy while I've been absent and praying each day was better and better

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2020-01-16 11:26 PM
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Chandler's Mom - 2020-01-16 11:15 PM


I have been thinking of you and Chuy while I've been absent and praying each day was better and better


Awww yes it has been getting easier to be out there.. I still miss him terribly and think about him every single day. Today was one of those days though... I think it's this weather giving me an extra dose of the blues lately ... my mind started wandering while I was cleaning my horses stall that what if I did the wrong thing by putting him down.. maybe I should have waited a day to see if hed get better or tried something else ... I was told this would happen.. these thoughts... this isnt my first horse having to put down but it has been a good 20 plus years of having to make that decision so it might as well be the first time! Oh well.. you're just so sweet thank you for thinking of us and for the prayers! You know... I honestly cant tell if my horse is annoyed beyond with me and all the extra attention and constant doting or if hes totally loving it. Hes probably thinking I've lost my mind

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Sandok
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2020-01-17 9:30 AM
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What kind of Beet Pulp and where did you get it.  Mine will eat the kind I get from TS reluctently.  I did get some from BB and they like it but it had molasses in it.

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2020-01-17 11:18 AM
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https://emeraldvalleyequine.com/product/fibre-beet/

 

 

I use this one. It does have molasses in it but very little.. most beet pulps that have molasses in it is pretty minimal. I feed very little of this anyway. I keep more of an eye on starches these days. They also make one that's molasses free and it's called speedi beet. That's the one I had chuy on, he didn't like it one bit... but I think what he hated the most was the thyro-l powder I had to add to it. I added in some anise seeds to try to mask it up and ut helped a little. 

I wish this line was more available everywhere because it's really good clean beet pulp. I'm just very blessed to be able to get from a gal up the road from me she opened a cute little store that offers organic animal feeds and she carrys both speedi beet and fibre beet.. along with all kinds of neat stuff I normally wouldn't have access to. Hilton herbs, ABC supplements, all kinds of organics... I could spend hours in there lol! And probably lots of $$$$

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Sandok
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2020-01-17 11:52 AM
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I had saw that some other place.  Well I just went to order it and with shipping it will cost me around $82.00 for a 44 lb bag.  Not feasible for me but sure would love to try it.

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2020-01-17 12:21 PM
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Sandok - 2020-01-17 11:52 AM


I had saw that some other place.  Well I just went to order it and with shipping it will cost me around $82.00 for a 44 lb bag.  Not feasible for me but sure would love to try it.


Yes, the shipping is outrageous! Well, if you ever have the chance to make your way out this way, shes open all day on Fridays. She gets a lot of it in,  I remember her telling me that the freight was killing her but shes getting more and more people coming to buy it from her now . I'm just hoping she stays in business! she feeds it to her 6 horses so hopefully I'll be ok. If you do Facebook, her page is called Cowboy & Annie's  super cute store.. 

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Sandok
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2020-01-17 1:33 PM
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Bluebonnet carries BP.  I tried it once and horses really like it but of course they would as it had molasses in it but I didn't pay attention as to how much.  I would be OK for my 30 year old but not sure on the 24 year old as he is on the fat side.

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2020-01-17 1:47 PM
Subject: RE: Can we discuss Laminitis for a moment?



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I'm really just using it as a way to get his supplements in so he gets just enough for that. I know people use it for putting weight on one, it can be fed in larger quantities and added to grain for extra calories. I stepped away from grain all together so this is working great for what I'm trying to accomplish. That 44lb bag will last me well over a month, maybe longer. I just grab a handful and toss it into a bucket of warm water to soak up then add my supplements, hes good to go. 

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