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well I will give you my personal experience and then others can add to it.

fastrack is not a probiotic but a microbiotic. It is a living matter and is all natural. It can last up to a year if left in the refrigerator.

The benifits I have found from using it are:

Less hoof trimmings (takes a couple months for this it even out, well I didnt notice anything until like 9 months into using the product)
I feed less hay
I have cut back to half the normal ration of grain (I know you don't feed grain) even during pregnancy and lactation and I have not seen a drop off of weight or condition.
Their coats are glossy and soft (I would assume this would be good for their fiber as well) and they get a GREAT downy undercoat in the winter. Usually a grown goat's hair is more corse but not when they are on fastrack. Their hair almost feels baby soft. People comment how soft they are.

Last year and the year previous (fall of 2006) I started 4 sick goats on the product. They gained weight much faster then any other goat I have ever seen in such a condition and Flicka you know got her self pregnant only a month after me rescuing her. She was in such a bad condition but by 5 months later she was doing find and delivered her kid and raised him well - all while gaining conditioning and doing better and better each week herself.

I can't say I have fewer sickness because I never really delt with sickness in my goats (until I brought in Mia, Jasper, Flicka and Misty who were sick when I brought them here) but the product is designed to attack anything foreign that enters the body so that means it actually works as an antibody per say in killing off the bad viruses etc.

It basically is a all natural supplement that aids in the digestion of their food so that they absorb all that they eat and this helps their over all coat condition as well as the function of their organs. So I am told by the conklin company (I wouldn't personaly know since I am not a vet or scientist).

It comes in a powder/granular form, a gel form or even a liquid for putting in the water.

I know several people on here use the product and I am very interested in knowing their pros an cons to it.

I am all for it, I can't say anything bad about the product though, at least that is my experience.
 

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I feed 1/4-1/2 ounce per doe - but for a large breed it would be 1/2 to 1 ounce once a day.

No it doesn't have to be in the refrigerator - I keep mine out in my feed box. If you do buy it in large quantities and don't expect to use it with in a couple months it is best to refrigerate it to keep it alive. Kind of reminds me of yeast, being alive and all.

So yes it is still good, though if you do like the results and buy it again you will notice that the product smells more fresh when you open the bag. I go through a bag every 3 months or so and I always notice how fresh it smells when I open a new bag.

Yes you can feed it to horses, just follow the directions on the bag for how much to feed them. Just checked my bag here in the house - it says 1/2 ounce to 2 ounces. The amount you feed depends on how active your horses are and if they are pregnant etc.

start off with a smaller amount and if you don't notice a change in coat or other condition up it a little at a time - or give the 2 ounces and then drop off the amount till you get to where it is being fed most effectively.

You can't over feed it so no worries there.

You can also give it to your other pets, like your dog and cats - I have never tried it but others have. They also have fastrack in a pill form and a finer powder - of the same stuff - that is for sale for cats and dogs.

You personally can eat it. That is what is so nice about the product, it is safe.
 

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no the gel just gets the fastrack into their systems faster then the powder does.

It is great for when they need a jump start after being sick or after a kidding when their bodies are stressed. At times they go off feed and then I will give them the gel to keep the fastrack in their system till they are feeling better and will eat grain again. Sweet Pea has her moments when she won't eat grain - tended to happen when she was in heat for a couple days.

Fastrack stays in their system for 24 hours.
 
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