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  1. #1
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    Jun. 25, 2007

    Default Suddenly not finishing soaked alfalfa cubes?

    I feed my older gelding soaked cubes (2 lbs. dry wt) mid-day to maintain weight in winter. He usually eats all of it and licks his pan. Yesterday he left some in his pan, and today he ate only half. I even added a bit of TC senior and still no go. He just looked at the remainder and wanted to go back out.

    Is it possible that now that the grass is just starting to turn green (northern VA) he is not interested?? I worry about ulcers. He had them 2 yrs ago but they were brought on or brought out from meds he took. He stopped eating his grain completely.

    I have asked BO to pls. watch his meals and let me know if he is leaving food.

    Do yours change eating habits when the grass starts coming in?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 7, 2007


    Absolutely mine do. Same happens in the winter. They decide they don't want their food once they start getting hay. Once the grass comes in they don't want food as much and they'll walk off their hay to go out in the pastures. So I've had the happen. Not sure if that's the answer with your guy but it's not uncommon with my herd.

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