Any experience feeding this to horses prone to or recovering ulcers?
A Renew Gold diet is great for ulcer prone horses. Eliminating excess starch and sugars from the diet by replacing grain based feeds with Renew Gold takes one of the most common causes of ulcers out of the horse. Additionally, keeping some hay available at all times. Have some alfalfa available, and see that teeth are up to date, and managing ulcer horses becomes much easier.
What stage of life should I start feeding Renew Gold?
We usually feel that 6 months is a good place to start at 1/3 to 1/2 pound per day. Many horse owners will feed RG to a brood mare with a foal at its side. If the foal eats some of it, that is perfectly safe.
Why is the feed rate for Renew Gold so low?
While Renew Gold is very energy dense, part of the value is that it is formulated to allow your horse to capture more calories from the roughage portion of the diet by making the horses hind gut to work without disruption. With conventional grain based concentrates, the hind gut does not function effectively, allowing much of that nutrition to end up on the ground behind the horse. With Renew Gold, the digestive system works properly allowing the nutrition of the hay to be actually used. The result is that you don’t need to add a lot on concentrate to try to make up for what your horse could not digest while that nutrition was in there. Result is that Renew Gold makes big changes with small feed rates.