Reply To: Recovering from colic – how can I help?

PiaffeNPassage PiaffeNPassage
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I agree that free choice hay is absolutely a must. Also how does your vet feel about feeding a qt or two of wheat bran once or twice a day. I have done that with horses that seemed to colic at the drop of a hat and it really seemed to be helpful

The whole feeding wheat bran thing to reduce the risk of colic is a major myth. It can actually cause issues because it is so high in phosphorus! If there’s not enough calcium to match the phosphorus in a bran-fed horse’s daily feed, his body will pull extra calcium from his bones in order to balance the excess phosphorus in his gut. If a horse gets too much phosphorus over too long a period, his body will take so much calcium from the bones that it weakens the skeleton and leads to bone disorders

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