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    Default Purina Equalizer

    If you have used Purina Equalizer, have you ever noticed your horse gain weight on it.
    I have been told it's just an overall balancer but have noticed that my mare is now turning into a balloon. Other things that have changed since she was at optimal weight have been that she is on a round bale, however I have introduced a grazing muzzle to prevent gorging.



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    read my question from this morning & the answers here:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6502022#post6502022

    my balloon says hi to yours



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippolyta View Post
    read my question from this morning & the answers here:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6502022#post6502022

    my balloon says hi to yours
    So frustrating because there are so many options and they seem to balloon so quickly!!

    I just read your other post and they sound similar in what they will be getting.



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    Purina's ration balancer is the Enrich (either 12 or 32).

    Seminole makes the RB called Equalizer.

    Not sure about the ingredients in the Purina, but you might want to make sure which product you have first before going any further, as the levels could be quite different.



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    I have used purina enrich 32 for a super easy keeper and he did fine. Make sure you are only feeding what they need. Mine is small, so he got 2 cups per day. 3 cups is a little over 1 lb, which is the recommended amount for most horses. If hats not the problem maybe the hay has more sugar than previously. You could also just use a multivitamin/mineral supplement w/ no sugar fed at just a few ounces. It depends on what the horse needs. If they are in decent work the protein of RB can be very helpful to keeping them in good shape.



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    I am in Canada and not sure if that makes a difference. The Purina nutritionist recommended feeding her 5 cups of Purina's cups every day based on her condition and work level. I cut that down as she started ballooning. The bag definitely says Purina equalizer.
    http://www.oldco-op.ca/images/Equilizer.pdf



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    I think if I fed 5 cups to my easy keeper I would not be suprised if he gained weight. What sort of work is she doing?
    Maybe try backing down a bit, my 500 kg guy did awesome on 2 cups working 5 days/week. Each horse is different and the recommendations are starting points, if you end up close you're doing fine bc it's not an exact science with all of the variables involved.



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    FYI, why does this say it has lysine but it's not listed in the analysis?



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