Is copra a good feed for horses?

Is copra a good feed for horses?

Copra is coconut meal and is considered an excellent cool-feed for horses, being a good source of oils and protein. However, like all conserved feeds, there is a risk of contamination by tiny organisms that can release dangerous toxins.

How much copra should I feed my horse?

First, copra tends to be high in phosphorus and low in calcium, and this imbalance can be a problem when fed in large amounts. The calcium-to-phosphorus ratio can be as low as 0.25:1, and the nutritionists at Kentucky Equine Research normally recommend a 1:1 to 5:1 ratio for adult horses.

Can you feed copra on its own?

You can’t feed copra dry!! You basically need to add the right amount of water to the proportion of copra that you have.

Does copra put weight on horses?

Premium Copra Meal is the ideal choice for horses in light to medium work who do not require high energy feeds. It is an excellent weight gain feed that can be used to boost any premix feed, or fed mixed with chaff and minerals as a balanced base diet.

Does copra go off?

Copra meal has a naturally lower risk of rancidity due to the type of fat it contains, but be aware that it can still become rancid.

Is copra good for weight gain in horses?

What is the best feed to put weight on a horse?

Adding highly digestible fibre sources such as sugar beet is beneficial for promoting weight gain in horses. Dengie Alfa-Beet is an ideal feed for underweight horses as it combines alfalfa with unmolassed sugar beet. Studies have shown this also helps to improve the digestibility of other fibre sources in the diet.

Do you soak CoolStance copra?

Since CoolStance contains only low levels of sugar and starch (NSC), you can leave it soak for hours.

Is copra good for weight gain?

Is coconut oil good for horses?

Coconut oil for horses is not only yummy, it promotes excellent gut health. It creates *good” bacteria in their stomach. It helps with colic and helps prevent ulcers. This oil gives your horses a boost by getting the good bacteria in and helping sooth any ulcers.

Is it bad if coconut oil melts?

Melted coconut oil is not bad by any means, and the consistency change is perfectly natural. If coconut oil is firm and you can’t scoop any from the bottle (or jar), heat it for a while in a pot of warm water. You should be able to scoop some oil after a few minutes.