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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Red Cell Question

My trainer recommended putting Riva on Red Cell supplement for added energy, which I am not opposed to trying.  Riva normally is not a picky eater....but she is turning her nose up at this supplement.  Has anyone used this product and had trouble with their horse eating it?

I picked up a gallon of the liquid Red Cell at my local feed store and tried giving Riva 1 ounce of it, mixed with a small portion of her feed on Monday....she took a bite and flipped her lip up, smacked her lips around, and walked away from it.

Tuesday, I mixed up just a 1/2 ounce with a small amount of her feed and drizzled molassas over it (which normally gets her to eat anything!).  She tried it again and walked away from it.

Red Cell does come in pellets that I can order, but thought I would poll my blogger friends first and see if anyone has used this product and had trouble getting their horse to eat it.  I don't want to resort to giving it orally with a syringe.

Thought I would try it in applesauce tonight and see if Riva will go for that...

Red Cell®

8 comments:

Emily Rodgers said...

I have a few tricks for picky eaters :). Feel free to email me!

SprinklerBandit said...

Applesauce usually works for powders and pellets--I haven't tried it with a fluid. :-/ Sooo lucky to have the world's least picky eater who licks out his feeder, lol.

Carly said...

A horse at my barn gets this with just plain oats and doesn't have any problems. You can order a free sample of the pellets from SmartPak to see if she eats that before springing for an order if you can't get her to eat the liquid.

Kelly said...

I find that Red Cell, while nice isn't as effective as Progressive's Topline Xtreme. I saw huge results within 30 days and the pony's energy was beyond up.

Kate said...

If I could box up some of Lucy's energy I'd send it to you for free :D

BeBe said...

Maybe a syringe?

Speedy G said...

I, too, have ponies with excess energy and I WiSH I could bottle it and send to you. I haven't used red cell, but one of horses at the barn does get it. he's an older guy and eats it right off the top of his feed. Maybe you can start with a capful, more molasses, and a yummier feed with which to serve it.

TeresaA said...

My horse simply will not eat supplements. I've given up. Funnily enough he will eat bute. Loves it.