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Who uses Calf Manna? Who REMEMBERS Calf Manna?

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  • #41
    I used to use it. When my now 5 1/2 yr old TB was a yearling and onto when he was about 2 1/2, he got a little calf manna mixed in with his regular food.

    Whether it did anything, I don't really know. But it was recommended to me, and he looked great, so I figured his diet was doing something for him.

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    • #42
      I remember it! Never did use it but had friends who swore by it. I also remember it being made by Carnation Albers, so Google being my friend and not having to do anything but show up and eat today, Manna Pro is the successor to Carnation Albers, formed in 1985 after the purchase by Nestle, which evidently sold off the livestock feed division.
      Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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      • #43
        When I was growing up, we used CM all the time for everything. I do remember that little cardboard box.

        We never used Clovite, but I know people who still do.
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        • #44
          Originally posted by Seal Harbor View Post
          Back in the day (70's) we fed Calf Manna to the show hunters but the jumpers all got Clovite. Anyone remember that stuff?

          .
          Clovite? Yes, I remember that stuff. Wasn't it in a whitish bag?

          Anyone remember the wormer, (we used to call them wormers back then)
          it looked like chocolate sprinkles, but a bright blue? The horses wouldn't touch it. It came in a gold bag?

          Or tube worming?
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          • #45
            posted by JSwan--
            This thread is making me feel a little old.
            Honey, you're not the only one!!!! Anyone else remember when dewormer in a tube, over the counter, wasn't available--you had to have your horse tube wormed by the vet???? Ugh!!!! Or when Wonder Blue was the only horse shampoo available???? Or when Horse Chow came out???? I'll stop now, I'm starting to cry.....

            How timely this thread is! I just gave my horse a quarter cup of the stuff this morning. I always have a bag in the barn. The horses really love that anise/feneugreek flavoring!!!! I called over to Manna Pro and the guy I talked to assured me if I only fed a small amount (half a cup) it would help calm my Thoroughbred mare ( ) and not make her more crazy than she already was.... I'm not buying it but she does love the CM so.... So, she gets it in really small doses.... I miss those little measuring boxes too!
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            • #46
              well, actually fenugreek & fennel are highly recommended for digestive upsets and to perk up appetite... sooooo.... I'm thinking an ulcer horse might do well with Calf Manna, hence the 'calming a hot horse' theory.

              The CORRECT amount of protein can do wonders too (as I know you know Cherry ) and in many Northern places, the hay is very low protein, so upping it via the Calf Manna can make a horse really 'feel', look and perform better.

              Honestly? The horses prefer the Sunshine Pellets with separate vits/mins... but it is more economical and more labor effective to use the all-in-one MVP. I wish the MVP smelled better, like the Sunshine Pellets.
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              • #47
                I've used it, especially to put weight on skinny horses, but now all my horses have the opposite problem.

                I think I'll buy a small sack for their Christmas present, though, because they all adore it. Has lots of good stuff in it too. I've never used Clovite.
                Barbaro Cultist, Metabolic Nazi

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                • #48
                  I fed it to my shire from the time I got him as a weanling to just over 2 years old as a recommendation from his breeder. He got that and free choice hay for the most part.

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                  • #49
                    Gosh, after reading through this thread, I think I'll buy Bea a bag of CM! Calms a hot horse, does it? Grows tails? Good for upset tummies? Maybe I can dispense with Regumate!?!

                    And, yes that lovely smell! Warning: it doesn taste as good as it smells. I tried it once.

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                    • #50
                      Seriously I too am thinking of buying a bag of either sunshine pellets or CM. My TB will NOT keep weight on consistently even with ulcer treatment. We continue to investigate other digestive problems but CM sounds like it might help!

                      Does it really make them crazy???? What about the sunshine pellets?
                      "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by Cherry View Post
                        posted by JSwan--

                        Honey, you're not the only one!!!! Anyone else remember when dewormer in a tube, over the counter, wasn't available--you had to have your horse tube wormed by the vet???? Ugh!!!! Or when Wonder Blue was the only horse shampoo available???? Or when Horse Chow came out???? I'll stop now, I'm starting to cry.....
                        Oh Cherry, your post made me laugh. Yes, I remember driving to the Vet's to pick up tube wormer... Or do you remember when they came out to tube worm your horse?
                        Do they still make Wonder Blue?

                        But look how simple things were back then. Now I stare at the tack store shelves trying to figure out which shampoo would be the best...
                        Never mind the kazillion types of dewormers out there.
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                        • #52
                          Yes, these young whippersnappers have got it so easy nowadays, don't they!

                          OTC womer - no vet coming out to tube worm.
                          Fancy helmets that actually protect your head.
                          All these supplements, chiro, massage, crystals, magnets, animal communicators, twirly carrot rope stick thingies, tv shows that teach you how to use the twirly carrot rope stick thingies.....


                          (cue sentimental violin music; swells to a crescendo.....pan in for a closeup of tearful middle aged fat lady.....)


                          Things were different when I was a kid.

                          The summers were hotter, the winters colder.
                          The horses were tube wormed by the vet.
                          We rode out in the open all the time.
                          Few if any of us had an indoor arena and rode outside whatever the weather was.
                          We had to read actual books - you know - the kind made out of paper.
                          We had to wear cardboard shoes and walk miles to get to school - AND it was uphill both ways.



                          Huntertwo - save yourself some angst. Don't buy any of that fancy equine shampoo.

                          Use Ivory dishwashing soap for regular baths.

                          If you need to do a real scrubbing - like a mud encrusted horse that hasn't been clipped or a horse with a greasy coat or something - use Dawn dishwashing detergent.

                          I swear - this advice is GOLD. Trust me.
                          Last edited by JSwan; Nov. 22, 2007, 06:54 PM.
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                          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
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                          • #53
                            I still use Ivory dish soap. Every one looks at me funny.

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                            • #54
                              Does Calf Manna add energy, too? I like what I'm reading about slick coats and pretty tails, but don't want to feed it if it is going to up the energy level by much!
                              Originally posted by barka.lounger
                              u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

                              we see u in gp ring in no time.

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                              • #55
                                Calf Manna ingredients;

                                Soybean meal, corn, hominy feed, feeding oatmeal, dried whey, dehydrated alfalfa meal, linseed meal, brewer’s dried yeast, vegetable oil, fenugreek seed, anise oil, calcium carbonate, monocalcium phosphate, Dicalcium phosphate, salt, sulfur, iron oxide, ferrous carbonate, ferrous sulfate, copper oxide, copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, Choline chloride, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium pantothenate, pyridonxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, biotin, calcium propionate (a preservative).

                                Nothing special and can be found (except the corn) in complete feeds like Triple Crown Complete. (Along with several other beneficial ingredients including pro-biotics).

                                Triple Crown Complete ingredients.
                                Shredded Beet Pulp, Soybean Hulls, Alfalfa Meal, Whole Oats, Barley, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Distillers Dried Grains, Wheat Middlings, Rice Bran, Cane Molasses, Ground Limestone, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium-Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Manganous Sulfate, Magnesium Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, d-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Beta Carotene, Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Yeast Culture, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, D. L. Methionine, L-Lysine, Soybean Oil, (Propionic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives)), Kelp Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ground Flax Seed, Lecithin, Fenugreek Seed, Anethole.
                                ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by J Swan View Post
                                  If you need to do a real scrubbing - like a mud encrusted horse that hasn't been clipped or something - use Dawn dishwashing detergent.

                                  I swear - this advice is GOLD. Trust me.
                                  I always use Dawn. It makes them so shiny and clean.

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                                  • #57
                                    Oh, I remember Calf Manna! and how good it smelled. We used Clovite, too. Wonderblue, and the smell of Wipe & Repel x are also evocative, no?

                                    Anyone remember Animal Lover's Lather, pink horsey shampoo? It smelled soooooooooooooo good. Wish I could still find it.

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                                    • #58
                                      [quote=Equibrit;2820893

                                      Nothing special and can be found (except the corn) in complete feeds like Triple Crown Complete. (Along with several other beneficial ingredients including pro-biotics).
                                      [/quote]


                                      It's special because it brings back memories of "simpler" times. Just like the smell of Nivea brings back memories of my grandmother....
                                      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                      -Rudyard Kipling

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by J Swan View Post
                                        It's special because it brings back memories of "simpler" times. Just like the smell of Nivea brings back memories of my grandmother....
                                        Yeah, Equibrit, and besides, it's obviously far superior because it has a shorter list of ingredients. I have read your Triple Crown Complete list, but I can't get all the way to the end, 'cause I forget what was at the beginning and have to start all over.

                                        Plus, I've used it, and I know it works. There might be equal alternatives, but nothin' better!

                                        And in my day, in the dead of winter, we had to wrap barbed wire around our cardboard shoes to walk uphill to and from school, so we could walk on the ice...

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                                          #60
                                          Their formula is unique and the amounts of the ingredients are different from grains like Complete. Also, it's the Brewer's Yeast in the ingredients that is beneficial for ulcers (it's one of the main ingredients in Succeed). Two pages with info:

                                          http://www.mannapro.com/calf-manna.htm

                                          http://www.mannapro.com/calf-mannaTD.htm
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