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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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calcium carbonate stones

Dear Dr Getty,
I forgot to mention that my horse had a significant weight loss due to the chronic inflammation of these stones. That is also why he is on Equi-Jewel rice bran, but I've read it is balanced with calcium carbonate. I'm not sure this is the correct way to put weight on this horse. Should I use a different method for fat calories? Liquid oils spoil too quickly in our warm weather.
Thank you again and happy holidays

Where are you from? south carolina

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Re: calcium carbonate stones

Hi Deborah,

Instead of rice bran, you would do better with a weight gain supplement such as Hard Keeper, since it provides a larger spectrum of essential fatty acids.

Please keep me posted,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO