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by gogal
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Where to stay during NFR
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Where to stay during NFR

Excalibur is cheap but execellent service. $26/nite except Fri and Sat nites. They also have a autigraph session with all of the barrel racers one afternoon as well where you can meet and greet all of them. They are the main sponsers of the barrel racing. This will be our 5th year there.
by gogal
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Minerals
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Minerals

I understand your concern about your horse may not be getting what he needs. First of all you are feeding flax which has a high oil content. To be absorbed in the bloodstream, the oil must bond to a mineral so if you feed oil of any kind you need higher mineral content like a hoffmans. As a certifie...
by gogal
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: First Time clearing/fencing... help?
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

Re: First Time clearing/fencing... help?

JMO but I am one of those peope who worked for the chem company and did research on Herbicides registered. Preharvest and grazing restrictions are closely monitor and approves by the Canadaian gov't so if it says its ok to leave horses on it, it has been tested many times and PROVEN scienticfically ...
by gogal
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Rancid
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Rancid

All processed feed has a due date on it. It may look like a bunch of numbers but giving these numbers to the manufacturer , they can tell you how old it is. When beet pulp is kept dry it is not likely to go bad BUT if it gets moisture then it will mold. Mold is toxic to horses cows and us...this is ...
by gogal
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Sucking tails
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: Sucking tails

There is likely 2 things going on here. 1. The growing babies put on 70% of their adult size in there first year so their skelton is growing quick. You say they have a mineral tub....well minerals are in there but they are not available to be absorbed in the body so they arelikely mineral defiecient...
by gogal
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: energy suppliments
Replies: 17
Views: 3669

Re: energy suppliments

Take a look at the bigger picture. If you think your horse is lacking and not wanting to run...is your feeding program out of line. Adding a supplement is NOT the answer as there is no sustainable silver bullet. Adding a high fat product will not address the issue. The reason is feeding fat (oil) to...
by gogal
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Girth Itch
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: Girth Itch

Girth itch is caused by a fungus....low ph, moisture and spreads easily. Go with a fungal fighter like tinactin....athletes foot is also caused by an aggressive fungus. Dettol works good to disinfect all I mean all like cinches brushes and any thing else. You may want to increase the mineral to the ...
by gogal
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Whole VS Rolled Oats
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Whole VS Rolled Oats

Last post is a good one and I would just add to that. If you are feeding rolled oats you are opening the seed and allowing the nutrition to oxidize so if you have large amounts the value can slowly drop. Also if you are feeding rolled oats and mollasses check the quality and size of the oats. Larger...
by gogal
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: rice bran
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: rice bran

There is a difference between Satin Glo and Custom Fit Rice bran. They are produced at the same mill but Custom Fit conatins a balance of calcium and phosphorous so your mineral balance is not thrown out. Satin Glo on the other hand is not mineral balanced. Your best choice nutritionally and to get ...
by gogal
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Swollen Sheath & Losing mane & Tail
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Swollen Sheath & Losing mane & Tail

this is NOT a good situation. When you get loss of hair at the extremities this can indicate a toxicity. Too high a selenium can be one however I don't think that is the case here as it sounds like your horse is on pasture....there is a possibility that the animal may have gotten into ergot infected...
by gogal
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Top Notch Arena Stony Plain????
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Top Notch Arena Stony Plain????

the facilities are unbeleivable... I am quite sure the pattern will be clsoe to regulation. The ground is sand and it has some depth to it. They cut in that arena and I know the ground will not be slippery. There will be fenced off areas for the horses to wait. The name says it all....TopNotch!
by gogal
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Hay testing (for nitrates)
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Hay testing (for nitrates)

Just a head's up. annual crops like barley, oats , green feed tend to store sugars in nitrate form where as alfalfa tends to store in a different form so nitrates will likely be higher in green feed, oats etc. Symptoms of nitrate pooisoning, rapid pulse rate, increase respiration rate, labored breat...
by gogal
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Need Help-Hoof Crack
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: Need Help-Hoof Crack

I am going to recommend a different product and save you a lot of money. Try the Hoffman's Performance Mineral. It is made to grow the hoof and to improve the structure and the density of the hoof all at the same time. It is developed for Alberta horses eating Alberta hay. It contains ORGANIC trace ...
by gogal
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: sensitivity to oats...
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: sensitivity to oats...

This is actually a fairly common occurence. Reason for sensitivty is the high NSC in oats and beet pulp. NSC stand for non strucutral carbohydrates. These break down into simple sugars in the hind gut by bacteria. Oats can be about 40% sugars and beet pulp is about 38%. Yes there is a range but thes...
by gogal
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: drought relief
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

drought relief

You might want to take a look at this as it applies to many in Central Alberta and Northern Ab.. Can't say for the other provinces. I would not call it relief and did not investigate the forms for recovery however it is still $ back. Hope it applies to you. http://www.albertahorseindustry.ca/index.p...

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