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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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additional info to my post

I wanted to add to my post...
I think I am going to nix the Ultim feed and look at adding rice bran and SuPer to her diet....what do you think of that? Will the SuPer make her hot? I don't know that much about muscle builders.

Where are you from? lafayette Co

How did you locate this forum? web site

Re: additional info to my post

Hi Rochelle,

Take a look at the Super label -- if it is mostly sugar then it could have an influence on behavior.

There seems to be several things going on -- the possibility of an ulcer, difficulty maintaining weight, and you mentioned a "belly" in your first post which indicates poor forage digestion. Horses do not get fat on the underside -- distention indicates gas.

I believe the best way I can help you would be to go over the big picture and evaluate him in detail. Please consider a phone visit -- that way I can examine his history, exercise, diet, medical interventions, environment, etc. to customize a plan to help him gain muscle, improve his overall condition, and make him into the horse you'd like him to be.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO