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sarahlovesmycob

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cob

im getting a 6 month colt cob this weekend ,shud i give him all vit n mins ?xx

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: cob

No!  Be very careful with feeding and supplementing such a young horse.  Do not be tempted to overfeed as it will give him very bad joints, at this age it is better to be under weight a little than overweight.  Give him hay if he's not out, and feed him with a little sugar beet and either some apple chaff or alfalfa in it - not too much though.  There's a lot of useful info on the internet about feeding foals and it would be worth your while to study it, either that or email one of the feed companies for advice.  I got my filly at 4 months and she got half a scoop of apple chaff and half a scoop of sugar beet twice a day, the amount of which was gradually increased as she got older.  She's now 2 and she still only gets small feeds consisting of two small scoops sugar beet and one small scoop alfa a oil twice a day, she gets ad lib haylage, and she's a good weight and shining.

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sarahlovesmycob

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Re: cob

thank u xx

 

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*chip*

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*chip* says:

Re: cob

i didnt feed my cob colt anything aside from haylage till he was about 9 months old, then i put him on baileys stud cubes, he was on them till 18month old then he went on the stud balancer till he just turned 3, hes now on low cal balancer and endurance mix

 

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