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Re: [RC] senior feeds - Karen Clanin

hi jena, gosh, i haven't fed Manna Pro for many years but used to when i was showing goats! fed to my old gelding a number of years ago too.
i haven't read all the posts on feeding a senior so if this has been mentioned forgive me.

don't forget the LMF feeds, they really are wonderful and they make (or made, haven't had reason to feed it lately) two formula's of each, one for alfalfa hay based diet and the other for grain/grass hay diet (balancing the calcium and phos.)

right now we have a 15 year old mare and a 23 year old gelding, the gelding is a hard keeper. we are fortunate to have a mill in Templeton that makes a senior horse (very small pellet that breaks down easily if soaked) and it is a great feed, the local vets recommend it and livestock people travel from hundreds of miles away to fill up stock trailers from this mill.

with the old horses we've had over the years i've fed the LMF, the local senior pellet, corn oil, rice bran and if none of these have a probiotic in them i get that from the vet and the addition of a probiotic can make a world of difference.

it goes w/o saying to be sure the teeth are ok, worming schedule is kept, and be sure the horse doesn't have sand. all of these will affect weight and condition.

our daughter has had good luck keeping weight on her older horses using soaked beet pulp but i personally haven't used it.

just my 2 cents worth.



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[RC] senior feeds, Jena Williams