Category Archives: Weight Gain

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 put …

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 get back into halter shape. Our …

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 had his …

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 …

Horse Guard Products Benefits Arabian Horse Rescue & Education

Read this great article written by Keri at Arabian Horse Rescue on how our products have benefited all their horses, but one in particular.... Enjoy! At Arabian Horse Rescue & Education, we believe all horses deserve love no matter where they come from or what state they are in when they come to us. In fact, many times a difficult rehabilitation will lead to an extra rewarding adoption. When AHRE purchased Frosty at auction in July 2015, she …

Parasites Affect Your Horse From the Inside Out… Help It Fight Back

Parasites. To the unsuspecting, and unfortunate, host, they’re a scourge that has existed on the Earth for far longer than Homo Sapiens or Equus Caballus combined. These organisms, classified into three categories: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites, all function in the same manner, they feed on a host via its blood (external) or through digested food (internal). Most internal parasites focus on the intestines because that’s where most mammals absorb food, and thus, will give the …

Putting Weight On My Old Guy Before Winter

Customer: "We had our whole herd, five horses various ages, on Horse Shine for a year.  Most of them eat it reluctantly or not at all. We  switched to Horse Guard and they practically lick their grain buckets.  My questions is, we have one older guy that is so picky about his feed.  He is the one that wouldn't even touch the Horse Shine.  He needs more weight especially going into winter.  Is there any kind …

350 pound underweight OTTB 22 years old

Customer:"Jakob is a 22yo OTTB at my barn, I am getting involved in his nutrition due to his high weight loss.  He is very ribby, hip bones sticking out, quite underweight.  We are heading into winter here in Belchertown Massachusetts and I am trying to help his owner get the situation under control.  What is your suggestion as far as supplements  as well as pounds of grain/day and how many times as well as how …

I Need Help Putting Weight On My Arabian

Customer: "I have a 25 year old Arabian and she's getting thin in withers and hips what supplements should I give her to fill her out? Thanks!" Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Sorry to hear about your mare. I would recommend putting her on super weight gain. It provides your mare with a fat and protein like other weight gain supplements. However, in addition contains a vitamin/mineral supplement and probiotics, prebiotics and live yeast cultures …

We’ve Got The Skinny on Equine Weight Management

Unfortunately, many of us struggle with weight at some point in our lives and it’s inevitable that at some point, a doctor or a veterinarian will tell us that weight is an issue with ourselves or an animal companion. That medical professional will then offer suggestions to hopefully help the patient, or they may present a diagnosis as to why weight is being gained or lost compared to the typical weight of that particular patient.There …

Keep Your Horse in Fighting Shape, Especially as Winter Approaches

A summer full of fun-filled adventures and competitions with your horse is what we as horse owners crave. Warm evenings shared with our equine counterparts are why we have such a passion for our sport. In order to perform at their highest levels, our horses must have optimal body conditions and be in excellent shape. However, we must ask ourselves a couple of questions: Has all of the practice and hauling taken a toll on our …

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