Category Archives: Weight Gain

FEEDING A RESCUE HORSE

Customer: “I am currently feeding my horse Super Weight Gain. I am very pleased with his weight gain. He is looking good and is almost at an ideal weight. Could you please give me the approximate number of kilocalories per pound (or a similar unit) for this product and the protein and fat content? Thank you.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Great to hear Super Weight Gain has helped your horse out. In 8 ounces …

SUPPLEMENT FOR MY MARE WITH LOOSE STOOLS

Customer: “We have a mare we rescued a few years ago. Her age is unknown. The vets have estimated between 8-15. She is having loose stools. The vet did an exam on her stool and described an excessive amount of bacteria. Put her on msm for several weeks helped for a while but it always comes back. It doesn't seem to matter what her diet is. She is the same on grass pasture in the summer …

NUTRITION FOR MY AGING QUARTER HORSE MARE

Customer: “My easy keeper mare is now 23 years old and although she's always been healthy, now she's looking thin. She lives on 30+ acres most of the time with 3 other horses. (I say most of the time; sometimes they are fenced off in a smaller area.) What should I be giving to supplement her at this point? She seems hungry.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: It would be good to supplement all of …

Helping Your Horse Gain and Maintain Weight

Horses come in all shapes and sizes. Some horses tend to be easy keepers, while others tend to have faster metabolisms and won’t reach your desired condition no matter how you manage them. Do you need to help your horse gain and maintain weight? Many different factors can keep your horse from gaining weight, and often times it is a combination of these factors. Breed, age, temperament, nutritional status, dental condition, parasites, gut flora, and feed …

Putting Weight On An Active Arabian

Customer: “I have two Polish Arabians that I rescued last year. When I got them one was very underweight and from what I learned he has never been up to full weight at any time. I have tried all different weight gain products and nothing seems to help. I live in SC so alfalfa in the summer is not an option i want. He is 5 and I'm just starting to …

Needing to Add A Joint Supplement

Customer: “Our big Quarter Horse that we put on Super Weight Gain about six months ago, finally looks like a horse. I really wish I had some before and after pictures for you guys but we were so concerned with bringing him back after almost losing him last 4th of July, that I didn’t do that. Anyway, he is healthier than he has been in the six years we have had him. But …

Feeding My Hard Keeper

Customer: “My horse has been on Horse Guard for about a year now, and I love the product. He is a super hard keeper, and now that he has shed out his winter coat you can really see his ribs. He has always been ribby, and nothing has worked. I was wondering if you would recommend that I take him off Horse Guard and put him on Super Gain? Does Super Gain have all the …

Feeding A Very Underweight, Nursing Mare

Customer: “I recently bought two mares (4 weeks ago), one who's approximately 3 months pregnant the other who’s a rescue that’s nursing and very underweight. We're currently feeding her beet pulp mush with black oil sunflower seeds and a product called haystack. I want to start both mares on super gain and or Horse Guard. My curiosity is, do I continue with the beet pulp with your products? Also, will super gain be enough to …

Worried About Founder With My Halter Horse

Customer: “I am feeding your Super Weight Gain and really love the results I am getting but have a question. I live in Yuma, Az. It has been very hot here. I am concerned about founder with this supplement as it is so high in protein and fat content. I am also feeding alfalfa hay and senior horse pellets. I am feeding a senior mare that I am trying to …

Supplementing A Percheron With Lymphedema

Customer: “I have a 22yr. Old Percheron gelding that has lymphedema. My vet has put him in retirement. I am fine with this. However, I now see him losing his top line. His backbone is showing, I see withers (he didn't have because he was so round) and the apple bottom is replaced with two bones showing on top of his rump. Can I get any of this back? He has been wormed and …

Feeding a Rescue Horse

Customer: “Which of your products would you recommend for a rescued 16 hand, 13yr.old quarter horse who was very underweight. I acquired him about a mo. ago, very very thin, have been feeding him twice a day soaked alfalfa pellets with three cups of Purina senior feed, adding probiotics, corn oil and flax seeds. Turn out is 24-7 on two acres with two feedings of timothy hay, compressed about total of six slabs. Has been wormed …