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Re: RC: Re: Re: Re: Beet Pulp
In a message dated 11/5/99 11:37:17 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< So being ever so efficient I started to slowly
introduce bur/alf pellets to his diet. Upon completion at a 50 miler (which
was hot and I had placed somewhere in the top ten) about 2 hours after, my
horse started to colic. To make this short, we almost lost this horse >>
After all the beet pulp discussions on ridecamp a few months ago, I took a
closer look at my feed label and noticed there was a small amount of beet
pulp in it. I've had no problems, but I decided to bring a non-beet pulp
grain to rides as I couldn't see feeding beet pulp during a ride when the
horse tends to be dehydrated (even if it vets out fine). At home I feed the
grain that has some beet pulp, but not at the rides. So far, so good,
The grain store has a new addition to their selection that is Enduro
something or other that they were trying to encourage me to buy, but it has a
really high beet pulp percentage (compared to the other choices), and I
wouldn't touch it. "But why are the 3 day eventers buying it?"
"Guess they don't read ridecamp!"
Nancy & Tempo
Md (where it can get really hot & humid)
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