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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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improving weight of rescue filly

I really appreciate your advise on my baby. Recently I put her back on omalein(not sure if I spelled it correctly) 300. It is a mare and foal supplement. We had her on it aroung 3-4 months of age and stopped giving it to her because she looked so good. Well she isn't doing as good as she should so I felt I should start her again. I also feed one flake of 1/2 grass 1/2 alfalfa morning and night. I want to know if there is something I could give her to get her some extra energy? She is a bit mopy. Anything is appreciated, thanx veronica

Where are you from? utah

How did you locate this forum? internet

Re: improving weight of rescue filly

Hi Veronica,

The Omelene 300 is fine at this point in her life. And the hay mixture is also good. Go ahead and give her a weight gaining supplement such as Weight Builder or Vita-Flex Hard Keeper ( I prefer the Vita-Flex product because it also contains beneficial bacteria).. This will add additional calories and vitamins.

Do you have her on a regular worming program? That, of course, is also important.

Thank you for the update. Please keep me informed of her progress.

All the best,

Dr. Getty