Not happy with her weight, pictures and small update
Ok, So here is the update with Red. IU changed her feed around a bit, she is getting 1lb of beat pulp, 4lbs of alfalfa cubes, Calf manna, 3/4ths of a cup of corn oil (I reduced it from 1.5 cups) Her hay was been increased to 10-12lbs of hay, and she is also spending 2+ hours in my yard grazing. I wormed her yesterday for pinworms, I will worm her again in a week for strongyles(sp?)
I don't think it's really possible to see actual weight gain in just 3 days time. Maybe if she was low on fluids, yes, but I'm assuming she's wasn't. Usually it takes a good 2 to 3 weeks to see any difference.....
She looks like a pretty slab sided horse. IMO, her body is unlikely to fill out a whole lot, even if she gains a lot of weight. She looks quite fit, but I don't think she's very thin. She could stand to gain a little bit, but I wouldn't go crazy worrying about it.
She has that "not fluffy" look that is what Mapleshade calls it so I am going to go w/it. More quality hay. Add a little salt to her food and see if she drinks more. The unfluffy look often goes along w/a horse who is not truly hydrated IMO..
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