Why are we certain that feed [Comparison] was the reason Milton was NQR [Cups!]? The improvement could have come from many avenues: different hay, warmer weather, a change in routine of which we aren’t even aware. So why are we so sure? Because we screwed up. I mean, beyond the baseline error of misfeeding the poor horse for months.
One night, the dinners got swapped. Two days later, Milton was as cranky and bumpy as he had been last summer. Two days after that, poof, all better. We watched the effects of that one meal pass through his system.
We are in the process of getting the senior feed out of the field. Sweet feed is not the ideal choice for Rodney, given his history of gastric issues [Aaaah]. However, the risk to Rodney is for a possible problem over time. If Milton gets any of Rodney’s current feed, the consequences are drastic and immediate.
So, Rodney does not have the most sensitive digestive system in the herd. Didn’t see that coming.