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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I have a talented, 4 year old filly in training who gives me fits trying to keep her eating.
I have tried Sucralamate, Gastrogard, changing feeds from a grain based to a beet pulp, and blood tests. I am currently feeding her Raceready, beautiful orchard grass and dairy quality alfalfa, folic acid and B12 supplements, and extra molasses on her feed. She has a sweet tooth!
She's been holding her weight well this spring as I have trained her up but suddenly she's out of the tub and I've slowed down her training. (Note: I am an easy does it train and walk trainer.)
I started her on an enzyme supplement my vet recommended today.
Any thoughts that you have would be appreciated.

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I don't have much to offer in addition to what you have already tried/are doing. Sounds frustrating but it does sound like she is with the right person.

Best of luck!

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Hi Random,
How are you and that new foal doing....hope all's well:>) Years ago we gave "B.E.L.L. Drops" to fussy eaters. It usually got them back in the tub...but I'm not certain it is still allowed? Yet I did find it being sold online, without any warnings....here's the link: http://www.bigdweb.com/Bell-Drops-15-Ml ... /#creviews More recently "Equine Body Builder" has been used with success, although it isn't billed as getting them into the feed tub...I've seen it really help. I believe it is legal, but I would check with the vet in your racing jurisdiction on use of both products. TJ http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html ... 7Aod0hcAsQ


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Hi TJ and Mood:

I forgot to mention that she gets hand grazed about 45 minutes daily after training or walking too.

TJ: I'm pretty sure that anything with Belladonna would get me ruled off. I will study the other idea. The baby is rapidly leaving baby status. She has three sisters that range from 16 to 16.3. As soon as I can figure out the 10 steps to posting a picture I will. She is a tall, rangy, correct representative of Friesan Fire.

Thanks for your help.

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what is it you're training the horse for? If it's racing there are a number of techniques to keep them eating depending on what's being done with the horse.


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how does she do when turned out for hours? Maybe she needs to be a horse for a while.

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