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Re: Purina Athlete

I have two horses that tend to lose weight if I don't keep an eye on them.  From advice
mostly gleaned from ridecampers, I started feeding beet pulp and oil.  Both of these
horses plumped up nicely and are maintaining weight nicely even with the occasional
riding we are doing and the extreme cold temps.  I am told you can feed up to 2 cups a
day of oil (1 cup 2X a day).  The beet pulp can vary, too depending on what you are
feeding for hay, how much, etc.  But I am a firm believer and would bet the combination
could help you, too.  I have never seen our horses so sleek and shiny and happy in the
winter, especially in the bitter cold stuff we have been having!  Good Luck!
P.S.  I believe Purina has a website that could shed some light on your questions.  I
know I have read about Purina Athlete. wrote:

>         Hi all....on one of my treks to the feed store I came across a new product
> (new to me atleast) called Purina Athlete.  I have never heard about this
> product and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this food?
>         I started feeding this because my Arabian has tendency to drop weight when he
> is racing.  I feed a good quality grass hay and they receive oats and sweet
> feed.  I do not feed alfalfa because of various reasons. I need to put this
> weight on my horse and the amount of oil he would need would be impossible to
> feed him.  SO....this feed has a lot of fat and protein, it goes like
> this.....
> Crude protein not less than...............14%
> Crude fat not less that ......................14%
> Crude fiber not more than..................4.0%
> All I am wondering is if anyone can see any problem with this feed, or has
> heard anything about this, either good or bad.  I greatly appreciate any
> information you might have and can give.  Thank you all so very much!!!
> It is so warm here lately that all of the horses are shedding, whoopee!!!!!
> Johnna Robb
> Arizona

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