I’ve had this filly since the beginning of August 2020 and am getting frustrated trying to put the last bit of weight on her. She just turned 4 and is in light work of being ponied at the walk a few days a week for about 45-70 min (so still growing but not in much work). She is ribby despite my efforts so far. She was also just diagnosed with both Lyme and EPM, which the vet said could contribute to her condition but didn’t seem super convinced that was the culprit. She starts EPM treatment any day now when the meds arrive. She doesn’t finish her meals (especially now that I’ve upped the Coolstance) and is very hot/ spooky/ reactive (which has improved since her arrival and likely ties into the neuro issues). I am ready to go to the feedstore today and pick up something but am not sure what - TC Senior, whole oats, ProForce?
Free choice alfalfa round bale in a Hay Chix net (to avoid waste).
Lives out 24/7 with my other mare
3lb Coolstance Copra/ day - Currently trying to increase this but she just won’t eat more.
2lbs (dry) beet pulp/ day
1.3 Cups of Chia seeds a day
3 cups oil/ day (added about two months ago, doesn’t seem to make a difference)
Emecelle Vitamin E (started 2 weeks ago after neuro diagnosis)
1 oz GutX 100 / day as a preventative as she seems ulcery despite multiple treatments.
She splits a 3qt scoop of alfalfa pellets, 1lb Coolstance, 1 cup oil, and 1.5 qts of beet pulp with my other horse as a lunch.
My other horse is on the same diet (except the Emecelle and in smaller amounts) and is in gorgeous weight. I feel like this diet is better than a commercial bagged feed but clearly it’s not enough for her. I want her to round out and get more coverage over her ribs. If the photos work, they were taken a few days ago.