Purina Equine Senior Horse Feed

 

Purina Equine Senior horse feedPurina’s Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists and Veterinarians continually research new ways to address the specific needs of aging horses,  helping your senior horse live a long, healthy life. Purina Equine Senior horse feed has been scientifically studied at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center for over 20 years. With this formulation, our nutritionists have combined all the benefits of the trusted original Equine Senior® horse feed together with discoveries from the most cutting-edge equine science. 

Forage Built In

To completely or partially replace the hay or pasture in the horse’s diet when dental problems or missing teeth prevent them from eating forage

#1 Veterinarian Recommended Senior Horse Feed

Four out of five Equine Veterinarians recommend Purina’s Equine Senior® horse feed to their clients with senior horses, according to an independent study conducted in November 2012

Exclusive ActivAge™ Prebiotic

Scientifically studied in senior horses to support optimal function of the aging immune system

Purina® Amplify® High-Fat Nugget

A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for weight maintenance, shine and bloom

Highly Digestible

Scientifically formulated with a blend of fiber sources including beet pulp and top quality hay to help maintain the senior horse’s body condition and support normal digestive function

Controlled Starch and Sugar

Formulated to provide a diet lower in nonstructural carbohydrates that may be suitable for aging horses with carbohydrate sensitivities

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of senior horses to support immune function and overall health when fed as directed

Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition–2007” published by the National Research Council

Highly Palatable with Less Sugar

A unique blend of molasses and soy oil for a higher fat molasses that encourages optimal intake versus straight cane molasses that is higher in sugar

Added Antioxidants

Contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E to provide additional support for a healthy immune system

Complete Feed

High-quality hay built in to help senior horses get the fiber they need


 

Features

FEATURES BENEFITS
#1 Veterinarian Recommended Senior Horse Feed
  • 4 out of 5 equine veterinarians recommend Purina’s Equine Senior® horse feed to their clients with senior horses.
Easy Soak™ Pellet Technology
  • Creates mash in 5 minutes with warm water, * making it easy to chew and swallow for horses with dental problems or no teeth. *Add 5 quarts warm watter (100° F) to every 6 pounds of feed. Soaking time will vary depending on water temperature.
Easy to Digest
  • Special blend of fiber sources, including beet pulp and top quality hay, helps maintain the senior horse’s body condition and aid in normal digestive function.
Complete Feed
  • Built-in quality hay helps senior horses get the fiber they need when dental problems or no teeth prevent them from eating forage.
Combined Energy Sources
  • More calories from fat, less from sugar provides a diet lower in nonstructural carbohydrates that may help aging horses with difficulty managing blood sugar levels.
Vitamins and Minerals
  • Provides 100% of the required nutrients for horses when fed as directed* so no additional supplements are necessary. *Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition – 2007” published by the National Research Council.
Purina® Amplify®Nugget
  • The Purina® Amplify® Nugget is a patented, high-fat, extruded particle that contains a proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flaxseed and rice bran for an optimal fatty acid profile that helps support strong immune function.
Added Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C and natural source vitamin E help support a healthy immune system.
Improved Palatability
  • Instead of using straight cane molasses which is high in sugar, Purina®Equine Senior® horse feed contains a unique blend of molasses and soy oil for a higher-fat molasses that horses love to eat.
FeedGuard® Nutrition System
  • The FeedGuard® Nutrition System is one of the industry’s most innovative and exacting quality assurance programs. FeedGuard®Nutrition System can help deliver the trust, quality and performance that horse professionals demand every day.

Analysis

CRUDE PROTEIN MIN 14.00 %
LYSINE MIN 0.70 %
FAT MIN 5.50 %
FIBER MAX 18.00 %
CALCIUM (CA) MIN 0.60 %
CALCIUM (CA) MAX 0.80 %
PHOSPHORUS  MIN 0.40 %
SODIUM (NA) MIN 0.10 %
SODIUM (NA) MAX 0.60 %
COPPER (CU)  MIN 55 PPM
SELENIUM (SE) MIN 0.30 PPM
ZINC (ZN) MIN 220 PPM
VITAMIN A MIN 3,500 IU/LB
VITAMIN E MIN 140 IU/LB

Directions

  - WEIGHT OF HORSE IN POUNDS -
LIFESTYLE 600 lbs 800 lbs 1,000 lbs 1,200 lbs 1,400 lbs
Equine Senior® horse feed (lbs/day)
Maintenance 8.00 10.75 13.50 16.25 18.75
Light Work 9.00 11.75 14.75 17.75 20.75
Moderate Work 10.25 14.00 17.25 20.75 24.25
Lactating Broodmare 14.00 18.75 23.50 28.25 33.00
Breeding Stallions 9.75 13.00 16.25 19.50 22.50
Feeding recommendations are based on average daily requirements for horses of different body weights. Actual feeding rates required to adequately maintain good condition of individual horses will be affected by individual metabolism and progression rate of aging processes. Therefore, feeding rates may need to be gradually adjusted in some horses according to body condition. Aging horses unable to maintain adequate body condition when being fed the recommended amount of Equine Senior® horse feed should be examined by a veterinarian to determine the presence of potential health issues. Do not feed more than 0.8 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight in one meal. Equine Senior® can be blended with other feeds or oats for a short time while transitioning your horse to Equine Senior®, but for the long term, Equine Senior should not be mixed with oats or other grains because these grains will dilute the nutritional balance of Equine Senior® and are more difficult for the aging horse to chew and digest. Do not feed free choice. Important Considerations:
  • Do not feed free-choice.
  • Feed at regular times (at least twice daily). When feeding rates exceed 1% of body weight, three daily feedings are preferred.
  • Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days.
  • Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse.
  • Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times.
  • Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feed stuffs.
  • Store feed in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects.
  • Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness or death.
  • This product to be fed to the animal species as directed on the label.
  • In addition to nutritional care and consultation, be sure to make regular veterinary checkups and farrier appointments part of your horse wellness program.

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