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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Ration Plus and hard keeper

hi i see my horse once a week how could it get fatter with me feeding him ration plus?

Where are you from? New Jersey

How did you locate this forum?

Re: Ration Plus and hard keeper

Hi Michelle,

Ration Plus boosts the health of the bacteria that naturally occur in your horse’s digestive tract. This allows him to absorb more nutrients and therefore, gain weight. These bacteria aid in the breakdown of ingested food, as well as producing Vitamin B complex, which is an important co-enzyme for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, essential for normal growth and the metabolism of the horse.

Also, your horse’s appetite will improve, which is an important factor in helping hard-keepers.

Thanks for writing!

All the best,

Dr. Getty