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

Hi Cristine,

Thank you for your suggestion. I don't know if this product will overlap with other vitamin and minerals offered in the diet.

An excellent preparation for older horses is Equine Gold because it not only has pro/prebiotics but also digestive enzymes (which are diminished as horses age).

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Cristine Cameron
Debbie, Congrats on owning a pet for 34 years. Clearly you are doing a lot of things right!! My 31 year old TWH was always thin and the last few winters had diarrhea until I started him on LMF's Digest 911-a probiotic/prebiotic/vitamin blend. It is in a small bag and is powdered and I sprinkle it over feed daily. All 3 of mine eat it readily so must be tasty. AND inexpensive. I get it at the regular feed store so any place that carries LMF feed could get it for you. It really put the weight on and he is keeping it on. He also has "old" teeth, but can eat hay. There are other prebiotic/probiotic blends on Dr.Getty's supplement (free shipping to you!!) site.

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio