Discussion in 'Feeding Horses' started by PetaBizz, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. PetaBizz

    PetaBizz Well-known Member

    I have been advised that tumeric would be a fantastic additive to my horses feed. Is anyone using tumeric, how much are you feeding and what benefits have you seen? Thanks in advance :)
  2. Macchiato

    Macchiato Well-known Member

    I was advised to give it a try. I just started using it a couple of days ago.
  3. PetaBizz

    PetaBizz Well-known Member

    Bit early to tell yet then?
  4. nklpark

    nklpark Well-known Member

    I'm trying it on a chestnut to make him darker, no result yet after 4weeks, i was told it was a no no for palominos unless you liked the smutty look :D a friend tried it on her pale pally who never smutted on any other feeds but ended up with lots of smuts spots
  5. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Isnt it an anti-inflammatory? I know OH was recommended it by a herbalist for that purpose.
  6. nklpark

    nklpark Well-known Member

    yep and i saw a thing on tv a couple of weeks ago about it improving memory in people with Alzheimer's
  7. PetaBizz

    PetaBizz Well-known Member

    My pally doesnt have the smut gene so thinking I may give it a go?? Plus he is extremely itchy with lumps and bumps so might help that as well. Who stocks it in bulk?
  8. ZaZa

    ZaZa Guest

    I'll be interested to see everyone's results - if there are any LOL :p
    I have a chestnut I was thinking of trying it on but first I wanted to see if I could find any info on the long term effects of feeding it. ';'
  9. K85

    K85 New Member

    PetaBizz try an indian food shop, there are a couple around the Osborne Park area if your stockfeeders don't have it. I buy my paprika from there and I can usually get it in a 5kg bag and is much cheaper than the supermarkets.
  10. crave

    crave Well-known Member

    Buy it on line ( cant mention business names, sorry) $13/kg
  11. celestialdancer

    celestialdancer Gold Member

    Maybe I should give it to my weanling for his memory? He's constantly doing stupid stuff, I swear he should have learnt by now :p
  12. banjo

    banjo Well-known Member

    how much would you feed am interested in the anti flam side of it for the oldies who are on devils claw at the moment. cheers
  13. Caroline

    Caroline Well-known Member

    Tumeric is high in anti-oxidants, and does have mild anti-inflammtory properties. However, you would have to feed lots of it to a horse to see any real benefits, and then palatability and cost become issues. :unsure:

    The best anti-inflammatory for oldies is Pentosan. :)*

    Feeding Devils Claw anything more than short term causes gastric ulcers so do be careful.
  14. Cheeki

    Cheeki Gold Member

    Caroline - do you know of any long-term side effects, or risks in general with feeding tumeric? :)
  15. Caroline

    Caroline Well-known Member

    There are none with tumeric. Just the hip pocket hurt.:)*
  16. KKKiroo

    KKKiroo Well-known Member

    I got some from a health food store for $7/kg - it was on special.

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