Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dudie & Brownie weekly photos & update

Here is a picture of Dudie this week. Dudie...well, does he look better or not? I think he looks just a little better, but it is slow progress for sure.
Each feeding, his diet consists of 2 lb alfalfa pellets, 3 lbs 4-way grain, 1 1/2 cups soy protien power, 2-3 flakes of grass/alfalfa mix hay and now I have added 1 1/2 cups of rice bran.
He is NOT eating all his hay, he stomps quite a bit of it around the ground. Now that he is not so 'hungry' he seems to be getting picky and even in his grain bucket, if I put the alfalfa pellets on top, he noses them out to get to the grain first LOL. I now put the pellets on the bottom so he eats them last and he seems to eat most of it. I just started the rice bran a few days ago, so no visible results yet on that

Brownie looks GREAT (to me :-) and the boys are loving to ride him!!! Brownie is currently getting 1 lb of grain, 1 cup soy and 1 cup rice bran every feeding in addition to his flakes. I figure this will continue the weight gain but help him get more muscle as he is worked instead of just alot of fat. I don't really feel or see much ribs on Brownie at all anymore.....I am watching to see how the riding affects him. I do think he needs a little more weight and alot more muscle to make him fully healthy.

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