• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Who uses Calf Manna? Who REMEMBERS Calf Manna?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    I have a warning about Calf Manna.

    Barn cats adore it.

    I have never known a barn cat who would not go to extreme lengths to get to Calf Manna. Make sure it is in a totally sealed container and that you have indeed remembered to snap the lid back on tightly. Else your Calf Manna level in the bag will decrease rapidly when your back is turned.

    It rocket powers cats nicely. I have not noted that result with horses, just the coat/condition benefits already mentioned.

    Comment


    • #22
      Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
      I have a warning about Calf Manna.

      Barn cats adore it.

      I have never known a barn cat who would not go to extreme lengths to get to Calf Manna. Make sure it is in a totally sealed container and that you have indeed remembered to snap the lid back on tightly. Else your Calf Manna level in the bag will decrease rapidly when your back is turned.

      It rocket powers cats nicely. I have not noted that result with horses, just the coat/condition benefits already mentioned.
      OMG it's funny you should mention this! The barn cat has just recently found out that we feed Rice Bran Meal to Sunshine. So the dang cat will literally jump into the ground feeder and inhale the remaining Rice Bran Meal that Sunshine leaves!
      And I thought that "Slash" the barn kitty was just a bit weird.
      *bad shoulder clique * Member of "OMGiH, I loff my Mare" Clique! * Proud owner of a CANTER Cutie!
      My Horses; COMH Page; My Blog

      Comment


      • #23
        I used to feed it, but now with feeds that are specific for your horse's age and work, the only thing that I use is a high fat supplement (Buckeye Ultimate Finish 25) for my 21 year old ottb mare, to supplement her seinor feed.....but Calf Manna is still used by many people....
        "A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.

        Proud member of the Insomnia Clique

        Comment


        • #24
          An absolute staple in the breeding barns I grew up learning in. A few 'fancy' show horses got a box thrown in each day too.

          For years I used the Blue Seal version of Calf Manna, called Sunshine Pellets. For mares during their last 3 mos of gestation through weaning, and for the young ;uns through the time they finish growth. Almost identical nutrients, and the same wonderful anise smell. I used to use the empty bags for trash in my truck--mainly because they smelled great.

          I too have moved on to ration balancers specific to horses, but I do get Sunshine pellets from time to time, when I can't get the MVP. Something about it gets horses back on feed. Maybe the anise.
          InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

          Comment


          • #25
            What about "Stable Stix", anyone remember those - it was a brick 'o molasses that was supposed to be a supplement too?

            Comment


            • #26
              And yes I still feed Calf Manna- to all the barn animals...including the calf!

              Comment


              • #27
                They aren't putting the little box (you had to un-flatten it and insert flap A into slot B or some such...) in the bag of Calf Manna anymore? Dang!

                We loved the stuff years ago. I copped to the feed fads and quit, but Bea might do well with some Calf Manna. It worked well and the horses loved it!

                Comment


                • #28
                  Back in the day (70's) we fed Calf Manna to the show hunters but the jumpers all got Clovite. Anyone remember that stuff?

                  For grain we were feeding crimped oats and sweet feed mixed. Who knew what was in the sweet feed, besides corn and molasses - feed has changed so much in the last 30 years.

                  Early 80's I used it again for my 3 year old TB - he GLOWED in the dark.

                  Hmmm. I have a coming 4 year old TB .... hmmm. Probably not. He eats Ultium and LMF Low Carb Stage 1 and is very muscular and shiny. I guess he doesn't need it.

                  I remember a race trainer or two that I hung out with fed Tiz Wiz they swore by it.

                  Comment


                  • #29
                    I thought Carnation made Calf Mana *shrug*

                    And I sure do remember Clovite

                    I still feed CM, mosty for weight issues, lack of weight.

                    Dry on grain, or for our toothless 34 year old mare,
                    in a hot tastey mash, well she thinks it is.

                    Dogs love it as much as cats do.

                    W W!
                    FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      I feed Calf Manna to my babies- about a cup per feeding. They stopped putting the cardboard box in the bag years ago.

                      My barn cat must be strange- she doesn't bother with the CM at all.

                      Clovite. I remember feeding that to all the horses on the Morgan farm I worked on. It but a wonderful shine on coats. It it was available locally I'd probably buy it, but last time I looked, nobody carried it in big bags, just expensive little buckets.

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        I feed the Purina version, Animax, to all my babies and lactating broodmares.

                        Comment


                        • #32
                          Calf Manna is something I've recommended on this board many, many times. It was "the" supplement of the 1960's and 70's because it was just about considered the perfect supplement.

                          It still is.

                          I wouldn't recommend to any first time user to start out with a full little box. On the contrary. We split a box between the younger babies and only give a whole box to the older ones (meaning at least three). Does wonders for the in-foal mare also.

                          Not only does it make their coats awesome, show fast weight gain and improve tail condition, but it does all that fast, too! In two weeks you can start to see the results of it.

                          Some feed stores don't carry it. Our Southern States doesn't, so I've had to go to the "other place" down the road. It costs about $25 - $30 a bag where I live.

                          It's worth it. Why do you think it was so popular "back in the day"? That's when all our mentors were doing their thing!

                          Give it a try!!!
                          Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

                          Comment


                          • #33
                            A couple of old-time racehorse trainers I knew in California swore by it for hard-keepers.

                            Comment


                            • #34
                              Back in the 70s when I was in 4-H, we ALL fed calf manna. That was theeee oohhnly supplement we were supposed to feed. It also kept the barn cats, barn dogs, birds and assorted other wildlife well-fed too!
                              I just loved the smell.
                              SouvenirFarm.com: Rustic Wall Decor & Garden Accents | Gifts for Nature, Garden & Horse Lovers | MerryLegs Horse Christmas Stockings

                              Comment

                              • Original Poster

                                #35
                                Originally posted by Renae View Post
                                I feed the Purina version, Animax, to all my babies and lactating broodmares.
                                I've never heard of that. Is it exactly the same as Calf Manna?

                                Funny but when I hear 'Animax' I can only think of Panalog ointment!
                                "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

                                Comment


                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by MommyOfDoodle
                                  http://groups.msn.com/DelawareDustyBoots/_whatsnew.msnw

                                  I'm trying to figure out how to start my own NEW thread on this site, but
                                  I can't seem to get it. Pics of the horse are located at the link above or below. Stolen from the Dover, Delaware area!!! Please help us get the word out.


                                  http://groups.msn.com/DelawareDustyBoots/_whatsnew.msnw
                                  Be sure to post information on www.netposse.org too!
                                  RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
                                  5/5/84-7/12/08

                                  Comment


                                  • #37
                                    Calf-manna is still used at my barn!!! Helps feet, makes coats shiny, puts/keeps weight on the skinnies..... we feed 2 ounces 2x day, adjusting as needed. Love the stuff. Hard to find in my area, too.

                                    Comment


                                    • #38
                                      This thread is making me feel a little old.

                                      I didn't know folks still fed Calf Manna; what with all this equestrian markup goop that's made these days.

                                      I remember Clovite and Source were the big time things to use - in addition to Calf Manna.

                                      And all the foxhunters or folks whose horses needed extra calories in winter just fed plain old corn oil. That was long before any equine studies on supplemental fat as an energy source. Actually - it was before some of the vets that worked on those studies were even born. Yikes.

                                      Now I do feel old.
                                      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                      -Rudyard Kipling

                                      Comment


                                      • #39
                                        LOL, Jswan - I feed clovite too.
                                        (i'm only 25!!!!!!)

                                        Comment


                                        • #40
                                          I used to use Calf Manna all the time as a supplement. It did a great job too. However it is expensive but you really don't need to use allot of it.
                                          CC

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X