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Re: [RC] Pelleted Feeds - Charles

You know.......

There's the one that if you feed your horse and get a friend to feed their
horse pelleted food that Microsoft keeps track (don't even think they can't
do it) and will send you a check at the end of 3 weeks.  The amount will
depend on how many people start using it.  (Betcha didn't know that Bill
Gates has a thing for the ponies).  I know this is true because a friend at
the barn told me about it and she saw a lawyer who got the check and said if
it wasn't true Microsoft would wish they had it as easy as they did with
Judge Penfield Jackson .  (Don't get confused, Penfield feeds are not as
generous as Microsoft).  Not even the pro business Bush administration would
be able to withstand the consumer outcry, and tort lawyers will be lining
up.

Or, how about

If you see a teddybear while opening the bag, you must throw it away.  Don't
touch anything until you wash your hands, scrub the floor, muck the stable,
sanitize the stall, clean all the tack with saddle soap and lexol, and dust
the tack room.  IF you don't do all those things your horse will get the
dreaded teddybear virus.  It's horrible, believe me I was relieved it didn't
hit my barn.  My friend told me of another barn that wasn't as careful (I
think they didn't use saddle soap and lexol on the biothane tack, even
though they were warned) and I couldn't believe the things she said her
friend told her about her horse and the virus.

Or

IF you feed pelleted feed to a horse, their stomach will explode.  What
happens is that the horse eats the dry feed and gets thirsty.  Then the
horse takes a huge drink.  The water enters the stomach while the pellets
are in there.  The pellets absorb the water and swell.  If you aren't
careful and prevent your horse from wolfing down his feed, the pellets could
swell larger than his stomach and cause the stomach to explode.

I'm surprised you hadn't heard of these urban legends.  I went and checked
them out it.  My friend did a search and told me that all three of the above
stories are well documented in the scientific literature.

Charles

PS:  They aren't on www.snopes.com because they deal with such a rare item
that the webmasters decided to use the webspace for something else.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Garlinghouse" <suendavid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Pelleted Feeds




Yes it's ok to feed pelleted feed dry, despite some >urban legends.

 >Alley


Which urban legends are those?

Susan G


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Replies
[RC] Pelleted Feeds, Val Nicoson
Re: [RC] Pelleted Feeds, Allegra
Re: [RC] Pelleted Feeds, Susan Garlinghouse