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Farnam Weight Builder

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SIZE PRICE/DAY OUR PRICE
8lb
Less than $0.94/DAY
(32 day supply)

$30.00

In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours.

28lb
Less than $0.70/DAY
(112 day supply)

$77.99

In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours.

Shipping weight = 9.00 lbs.

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Product Summary:

Farnam® Weight Builder™

Farnam® Weight Builder™ is a high-calorie supplement rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and contains over twice the calories found in an equal amount of grain, but with none of the dangers. This powerful supplement helps support skin and coat conditioning while also providing fuel necessary for top-level performance.

Features:

  • Provides extra calories in the form of fat for maintaining body condition and fuel for performance without the risk of colic associated with grain feeding*
  • Contains flax meal, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Contains protein, fat, fiber, calcium, and phosphorus in guaranteed analysis
  • Calcium : phosphorus ratio is balanced so it can be fed with other supplements
  • Also enhances skin and coat condition
*Specifically, colic caused by grain. This product does not claim to prevent colic, but reduces the risk of colic compared to feeding more grain.

Item Specifications:

Sizes:
8 lb.
28 lb.

Feeding Instructions
Includes 2 oz. scoop.
To improve skin and coat condition, feed one scoop (2 oz.) daily with regular grain ration.
For weight gain, feed two scoops (4 oz.) daily with regular grain ration.
Depending on a horse's activity level and condition, additional Weight Builder may be fed with no adverse effects.

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Product LabelManufacturer Information
MSDS SheetManufacturer Information
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
8lb SLT120837 008 13701 086621137011
28lb SLT120837 028 13703 086621137035

Product Reviews by Customers

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Old horse poor results
I've tried most everything to keep weight on my 35-36 year old Arabian. This didn't work either. I have been able to at least keep weight on my other now 36 soon to be 37 year old by adding Rice Bran Meal to soaked hay pellets for him.
April 30, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
So far it seems to be working. My horse has only been on it for a short time so time will tell.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Worth its weight and more!
Im so happy with the results of this product! My 23 year old gelding has been able to gain and maintain his weight over this cold winter! Its very palitable and I fully recommend it.
January 5, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Add diluted molasses to encourage eating
I've been using 2 scoops morning and night with full 12% pellet grain ration. My rescue would eat the mix the first few days with water to help it stick to the grain without settling to the bottom. After the first few days she began to refuse the food so I began to use diluted molasses(50molasses/50water to keep sugar down) mix Weight Builder in and then mix into grain so it would stick and encourage eating. IT WORKED. Only thing is I haven't seen a big enough weight increase on the horse to say it helps increase weight. She has more energy (not hot) so it helped her spirit. Can't say anything about hair coat condition as it's winter and most winter coats don't look great to me. She has free choice brome hay, water and mineral lick. Maybe it just doesn't work for her.
January 4, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Used in the past
I'm trying to finish another product that has been giving my oldest oldie the runs so I can start him on this product and see if it makes a difference. I used it for 2 months before on another horse that was 200 pounds underweight when I got him and he gained muscle and good weight and had a healthy glow.
October 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Hard keeper
this product really helps my old guy keep some weight on. Great stuff.
September 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Weight Builder is the best!
After being diagnosed with Cushings, my 28 year old senior horse could not gain weight. Even though on medication his coat was still dull. Since I have started him on Weight Builder he is slowly gaining weight (I give him 8 scoops a day, as the Vet said as long as he doesn't get diarrhea he's ok). Well his coat is so shiny now! He loves it and will actually eat it by itself!
August 16, 2016
it works!!!
I have a 32 year old quarter arab gelding that we have had trouble keeping weight on for the last couple years. This added to his senior feed has brought his weight back up. He likes it and licks his feed pan clean.
July 12, 2016
Great product
For such a small amount used in with the daily senior feed this really works. The old pony was a bag of bones after last year's winter and is looking and feeling much better. He runs and kicks up his heels as though he were a youngster again. So glad I tried this!
April 30, 2016
This product has proven itself in just a few weeks of use adding weight to my friend's horse when no amount of hay , grain, beet pulp and oil could do it. It is remarkable. The weight is not gut weight. It is in the hips, neck and shoulders. This horse is the pickiest eater on the planet and the Farman Weight Builder is gobbled up without a fuss. I highly recommend it for hard keepers and Horse.com pricing is the best I have found anywhere. Shipping cost or not!
September 6, 2015
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Seems to be working well for my 15-year-old Plus American Saddle Bred Mare.
Marzetta R on Mar 21, 2018
Currently used by my cousin for both our horses.
Brenda M on Jul 13, 2017
Seems to be working well for my 15-year-old Plus American Saddle Bred Mare.
Marzetta R on Mar 21, 2018
This along with the Focus weight has kept my 34 year old at a great weight for his age.
FELICIA B on Jan 23, 2018
Currently used by my cousin for both our horses.
Brenda M on Jul 13, 2017
Product has worked well in past
ADELE L B on May 26, 2017
Old horses needed to gain weight. I didn't notice much difference.
They were 36 and 34, and the older one passed away in Dec. 2015, it may
just have been his time.
MARILOU M on Jun 7, 2016
Its true this item is gain weight for horse feed them with horse grain you will see in 2 weeks.
Carlos C on Oct 16, 2015
Seems to help my horses gain a little weight or at least keep some on.
L O on Sep 15, 2015
works good
daniel c on Jul 10, 2015
To add weight on one of my horses.
JANICE A on Dec 11, 2014
I have used this product before with great results. I am using again for my 30yo QH mare. I am very confident with all Farnam products.
TRUDY D on May 27, 2014
excellent to help build up my horses. show season ready
DIANA H on May 18, 2014
great product
R C on Apr 30, 2014
Need to put weight on my older mare and the reviews were excellent.
Mitzi C on Apr 22, 2014
I give this to my senior horse every day to help maintain his weight. He is now 32 and still doing well
JOYCE D on Apr 13, 2014
I have an older horse who is a hard keeper and this helps him keep the weight on and makes his coat really shiney during the summer.
AMY G on Mar 8, 2014
This along with the Focus weight has kept my 34 year old at a great weight for his age.
FELICIA B on Jan 23, 2018
Product has worked well in past
ADELE L B on May 26, 2017
I justwould like to know if it in pellet form or powder form?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: it is a powder form, but not a fine powder, your horse will enjoy the taste my two do, I just mix a small amount of water and small amount of their grain mix in with it and they eat it right up.
Weight builder safe for mare with foal?
Julie N on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The product label shows this is safe for all classes of horses. We do always have to recommend that you check with your mare's veterinarian as well.
Here is a link to the product label:
http://www.horse.com/ContentFiles/Associated_Content/weightbuilderlabel.pdf
What is the dosage for a 25 in. mini horse who needs weight?
Hayley H on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please view the link to the feeding instructions.

http://www.horse.com/ContentFiles/Associated_Content/weightbuilderlabel.pdf
can you use this for dogs?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure. The container does not mention canines. Additionally i think it is pretty sweet and may not have the right protein structure to help a dog gain weight. Works well on horses though.
Does this product make a younger QH Hot and spooky?
JAMIE S on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We gave this to our 13 yr old QH/ Friesan cross. We had her on a pretty heavy dose. We did not see a change in her temperament, but if anything she was more calm because she was feeling better, not being so skinny and underweight. She is a older horse, but I wouldn't hesitate in putting my younger horses on it.
Fat content of this product?
A shopper on May 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Listed as 40%. Easy to feed and doesn't cause colic issues the way grain can, or diarrhea the way too much oil can. This has kept my 27 year old Thoroughbred going great.
Is it safe for a filly?
shawna h on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have been using this product in my grain rations since Sept.2000. I use it on weanlings through my aged senior horse. It is cool calories so it does not winded them up while I am trying to supply the necessary calories for growth, work or survival (high needs of the aged). It has been very palatable, easy to digest and utilize for my horse program.
Is this safe to use for a mare in foal?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Personally I would check with my veterinarian. I have only used this for my older horses that have a hard time keeping their weight up. It's very palatable.