1: Should I also give my horse vitamin supplement?
2: How much and how often do I feed Karbo Combo?
3: Treating Colic with Epic II CL
4: How Long Does a 5 pound pail last?
5: Should I also use a probiotic?
1: Should I also give my horse vitamin supplement? Top
Karbo Combo is already fortified with vitamins, so any extra vitamins you would give would not be necessary. More importantly however, because of the Encapsulated Enzymes in the formula, the food your horse is eating should be better digested and so more of the natural vitamins are taken up by the animal, and less passes through. Many of our customers find that there livestock will gain weight, with less food, because food is better utilized by the animal.
2: How much and how often do I feed Karbo Combo? Top
The recommended amount will depend on the size of the animal and their current situation. Most of our supplements have a maintenance level and a standard, or Regular level. The Regular level is used during times of stress (traveling), times of high performance demands (pregnancy, training, etc) or disease challenges (founder, heaves, etc.) This level is usually only used for 30 days (60 when dealing with EPM.)
3: Treating Colic with Epic II CL Top
Once your animal is out of those situations, you can use the maintenance level once per day. This will help keep your animal healthy.
For more specifics, click on the type of animal you have using the menu at the left, then click on the Feeding Guide listed under that animal.
Make sure you read the label carefully and follow its recommended feeding schedule.
Colic in Domestic animals is an emergency situation and must be treated quickly to save severely affected individuals.
4: How Long Does a 5 pound pail last? Top
We recommend Epic II CL be given once an hour when treating Colic. Often, you will only have to give Epic once or twice. Usually by the beginning of the second hour they are up and around. This is going to flush their system out and move toxins out of their body. For more information, click on the type of animal you are interested in and click on the Colic Tab.
This chart shows appoximatly how long a 5 pound pail of Karbo Combo should last you if you follow the recommended feeding guides. The Regular schedule is used during periods of stress, disease challenges and high performance demands. Follow the regular schedule for a minimum of 30 days, then move to the maintenance level. (NOTE: Horses diagnosed with EPM should stay on the Regular schedule for 60 days before moving to the maintenance levels.) The Maintenance schedule should be followed on a continuous basis to maintain optimal health.
5: Should I also use a probiotic? Top
400 pound horse 80 days
400 pound horse 320 days
600 pound horse 53 days
600 pound horse 240 days
800 pound horse 40 days
800 pound horse 160 days
1000 pound horse 27 days
1000 pound horse 106 days
1500 pound horse 20 days
1500 pound horse 80 days
The Karbo Combo includes a probiotic in the formula so giving a separate probiotic is not necessary. If, however, you decide you still want to give a separate probiotic, it will not interfere with the Karbo Combo.