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Re: what type of oil?

Oil is oil no matter what the source.  Sometimes people think that corn oil
is more palatable. It could be.  If you can find unrefined soybean oil (try
a feed dealer), it is great.  Our horses love it and it has so much natural
vitamin E we don't have to worry about it spoiling.  Also has lots of
flavor!  It's an amber color compared to the refined stuff's pale yellow. 
Your horses are only getting about 1 and 1/2 ounces (1 cup between 5
horses, right?)...that's not much.  Even when we recommend feeding oil to
help a horse with dry hooves/hair, we recommend 4 oz./day.  I'm not sure if
that small amount will have much impact on them....if you are just starting
out with plans to gradually increase, then good for you!!  That's the only
way to introduce something new.  I guess it depends on your reasons for
feeding it how much you decide to feed.  
I swear by the beet pulp and oil though....having great results on trail
and at home feeding both.  Good luck!!

Maggie Mieske
Mieske's Silver Lining
10601 S. Richards Rd.
McBain, Michigan 49657

> From: shelton <>
> To:
> Subject: RC:  what type of oil?
> Date: Monday, March 13, 2000 11:07 AM
> Thanks everyone for your help getting my two reluctant beet pulp eaters
> going. They're all eating their beet pulp now!
> Next question.... I'm adding oil to their beet pulp mixture. I've been
> corn oil. I ran out of that and went to one of those warehouse
> to get a large bottle. They didn't have corn oil. My choices were canola
> vegetabel (soy). What do you recommend feeding? I got the vegetable oil
> am wondering if I should go somewhere else and get corn  oil. I'm only
> feeding approx. one cup between five horses, so it's not a huge amount.
> Thanks again everybody for sharing your knowledge!
> Cheryl
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