Question about yeast? The different types of hay and its benefits?

February 8th, 2012 by Emily
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Question : Question about yeast? The different types of hay and its benefits? Thrush:? Smells really bad or simply have an unpleasant odor? You can tell which is the thrush, if you smell it? Can you please? To publish a picture of it, so you can see what you think?? What? type of hay is the best? He’s a good alfalfa hay? I’m worried about my horse again a c? Acid. ? C? Mo introduce new types of FOOD? N? ? What? type of hay are used? Greatest answer: Answer

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3 Comments on “Question about yeast? The different types of hay and its benefits?”

  1. Life's big picture says:

    Thrush has a smell, it is bad, but how bad can depend on the horse. You can tell when you smell it. Also the hoof should be solid, it you can pick out stuff that is hoof and not solid its most likley thrush. To get rid of it clean the foot, dig a little out and pour or spray on a bleach/water mixture.

    Grass is the best. I like using alfalfa as a supplement, because to much of it can colic a horse. to introduce new types just give them a little to start with and work your way up.

  2. gallop says:

    It smells very bad. You’ll typically find moist slough in the collateral grooves and central sulcus of the frog. Use some dishwashing liquid like Dawn to clean the hoof and see if it improves. If you do have thrush present there is a new dry product for it called NoThrush that I’ve heard very good reviews on, although I haven’t used it myself. You can google for information on it.
    Thrush can occur in any horse, even when kept in a relatively clean and dry environment.While it is more common when a horse is kept in a muddy, manure laden area, that isn’t always the case. Thrush is more likely in horses fed a diet high in soluble starches, and in horses kept standing around so that circulation in the hooves is impaired. The immune cells needed to keep infection from invading living tissues of the hoof can’t reach the tissues if the blood and lymph circulation is diminished.

    Alfalfa is too high in protein and calcium to be good for many horses. A mix of good grass hays with about 25% alfalfa is often recommended. When you get up as high as 50% alfalfa in the ration, the risks go up for medical issues. Feeding a good grass mix hay 24/7 free choice is good for maintaining a healthy digestive tract and digestion, and enhances various metabolic functions. No more than 25% alfalfa should be offered free choice in the ration or there can be issues with the overages in protein, calcium, and magnesium. I grow my own hay, and some is just a mix of several good grasses, and some has 25% alfalfa in the mix. Both are fine to feed free choice. I have my soil tested and balanced, which is important to maintain quality in the hay. There can be wide variance in quality from one load of hay to another, so some hays may be either deficient or contain overages of some nutrients. When and how the hay is cut and cured make a difference in the in the nutrient content as well, and in limiting the moisture content which is important to preventing growth of molds and botulinum.

    New feeds should be added gradually by replacing equal amounts of the former feed with the new feed as the horse adapts. If your horse needs more than hay to be sustained, I recommend feeding a low starch fiber feed like Purina Equine Senior which is a good feed for any adult horse of any age.
    It is well balanced and well digested and utilized, and prevents colic by not overloading the blood with simple sugars or disrupting hind gut microflora, both of which can lead to colics and laminitis.

    Be sure to provide a white salt block and a separate mineral block along with access to clean fresh water 24/7 as well. Parasite control is also important, and your vet can perform fecal egg counts on a manure sample to determine the optimum deworming program for your horse. Vaccinations are also important, and your vet can advise you on which ones are necessary in your location.

    Add……………Here is a link to some information on hays that you may find interesting……….

  3. Azeri says:

    Thrush: It usually does smell pretty bad. I guess it depends on how good a person’s sense of smell is. The sole (usually in the commisures or the central sulcus) is most often sort of gooey or smushy and blackish, foul smelling. You can clean your horse’s hooves well, including the commisures and the central sulcus and pour on a mild bleach solution, if you suspect thrush.

    Hay: best hay depends on your horse, his physical condition, any underlying health issues and what kind of work he does for a living. Generally speaking, the best hay is a grass mix. Timothy, orchard, coastal (if your horse is ok with it). Alfalfa has a higher protein content, as does peanut hay and other legumes. Most horses don’t need it and some will develop problems if fed it, or fed too much of it. Stick to good quality grass hay and you’ll be safe.

    Introducing new feed types: Do this gradually. For instance, if your horse is getting 1 lb of feed X morning and night, and you want to switch to feed Y, start feeding him 3/4 lb feed X and 1/4 lb feed Y and do this for about 4 days to a week. Second week or so, feed 1/2 lb feed X and 1/2 lb feed Y, for a week. Week 3, 1/4 lb feed X, 3/4 lb feed Y. You get the idea. This is very conservative – some horses are more sensitive to feed changes than are others. The horse’s digestive system has to be given time to develop the specific bacterial flora appropriate to the new feed, and that takes time, This is why feed changes for horses are done gradually.

    Best things to do to help forestall colic are to make sure your horse has access to FRESH CLEAN water at all times. 2 buckets hung in the stall, 2 water troughs outside, kept clean. Add a tablespoon of salt to his feed to encourage him to drink water. Always thoroughly inspect your hay and grain for any moulds or other growths and foreign matter. Get to know your new horse’s personality and habits, so that you can immediately spot when he’s acting a little bit funny. You should know the signs of colic. If you don’t get yourself a good horse-owners’ vet book and start reading it. Hopefully you already did this before getting your new horse. There’s so much to know, and as a horse owner, it’s your responsibility to know it.

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