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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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fattening my sated horse

Hi I have a 3yrs.old native horse here in the philippines I want to make him fat he very slow in eating what vitamins I should give to him.

Where are you from? Philippines

How did you locate this forum? accidental

Re: fattening my sated horse

Hello Herbert and welcome from the Philipines!,

Assuming that he is in good health, you can assist in weight gain by allowing him to have high quality hay or pasture 24 hours each day, a source of energy such as beet pulp, alfalfa pellets, or a rolled oat complete feed (no more than 2 pounds each day and only if you are working him). And, you can add soybean meal or flaxseed meal to his diet.

All the best,

Dr. Getty