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Suzanne Moore (Suzym)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, Dr.O ~

My new horse Indy of course came with some of the feed he had been getting at his breeder's. They had been giving him approximately two lbs. of Buckeye Grow N Win twice a day. This feed is 30% protein. I just never heard of a horse feed with that much protein. What is your opinion of this? Indy is four years old, and I certainly want him to reach his full potential growth and development, but Im over my head here.

Since Buckeye feeds are not available in my area, I plan to switch him to Purina feed - gradually of course. Would Omolene 100 be sufficient, or should he be on a higher protein feed for a while longer? He will get very little concentrate in any event because he has access to excellent pasture 24/7, and also has free choice grass hay off our hayfield.

Thanks! :)

Suzy and Indy
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 6:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Indy would be considered an adult horse. With access to excellent pasture and hay I see no reason for a higher protein that 10% but this is all explained in Care for Horses: Nutrition: Nutrition for the Horse: an Overview of Feeding Horses.
DrO
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Suzanne Moore (Suzym)
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 11:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks, DrO! It's just that the 30% stuff kinda blew my mind - mind not too good to begin with :O

Suzy and Indy
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