thinking about what food does to you....
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
this is billy....my bud. he injured himself a couple months ago and he has caused me to think even more deeply about nutrients and how important what we ingest is.
normally, in the winter, i only feed him hay and some treats like a couple carrots or apples. but, he injured himself and needed bute (an NSAID) which is a powder that you mix in with their feed. so, he needed it 2x a day and i mixed each serving into 1 pd of COB (corn, oats, bran ). so he was getting 2 pds a day for a 1200 pd horse. that doesn't seem like alot to me. but after 3 weeks, he was a demon. he wasn't allowed to do anything, so, he was rearing up and down in the crossties. i almost got my head kicked off while brushing him.....holy smokes, he was just absurd.
so, i stopped feeding him the COB and although he is back on stall rest and drugs, i now mix his drugs in a cool calorie feed. he is his normal sweet self and i'm sure stall rest is alot easier when you don't want to explode out of your skin.
that's a pretty black and white view into how nutrients and food affect us all. it certainly doesn't matter if you're a horse or a human, how you feel is based on what you eat.