here are my results from your challenge to change james diet for 2 weeks to help with his itching
i will keep this short and sweet–
start time pm feeding 9/3 ending am feeding 9/17
i was only feeding am & pm 3 + flakes of alfalfa hay—plus a small handfull of alfalfa pellets—–james was turned out am & pm weather (heat permitting)
after 7 days i noticed a significant change—his itching had decreased tremendously—continued with second week
9/14 contacted southers states—explained my dilema— changed james diet to reflect less oats & wheat
started feeding new diet pm 9/17
will keep you posted on any changes
I responded to Ursula with this reply:
I am confused. After 7 days you noticed a significant improvement in his itching. Were there any other changes?
If there was an improvement, why did you go back to a feed with less oats and wheat?
Remember – it is NOT the amount but the inflammatory reaction to the grain. In other
words, any grain in some horses will cause inflammation.
Keep us posted
Ursula’s reply to me:
good evening—sorry my mistake—read my ingredients again—james new diet has no oats & wheat—supplement–golden flaxseed omega-will keep you posted.