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Purina Equine Adult Horse Feed

Purina Equine Adult Horse Feed
Your horse’s adult years are often the most productive and rewarding, but maintaining proper dietary balance to meet his needs can be complicated.

That’s why the Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center formulated Purina Equine Adult Horse Feed to take the guesswork out of feeding your active pleasure horse. The formula was developed to ensure that your horse always gets all the nutrition he needs in one bag. Purina Equine Adult Horse Feed provides 100% of the required vitamins and minerals, so there is no need for expensive nutritional supplements. And because Equine Adult horse feed is a complete feed with high-quality forage built in, you can feel confident that your horse’s entire ration is precisely balanced to meet his nutritional needs.

100% vitamins and minerals, controlled starches and sugars make appropriate for horses with soluble carbohydrate sensitivities, formulated with no corn or molasses, built in forage.

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Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 11.00%
Lysine (min) 0.70%
Methionine (min) 0.20%
Threonine (min) 0.40%
Crude Fat (min) 3.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 25.00%
Starch (max) 10.00%
Sugars (max) 5.00%
Calcium (min) 0.80%
Calcium (max) 1.30%
Phosphorus (min) 0.50%
Copper (min) 40.00 ppm
Selenium (min)  0.30 ppm
Zinc (min) 120.00 ppm
Vitamin A (min) 3,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3 (min) 600 IU/lb
Vitamin E (min)  80 IU/lb

Feeding

Start with the amounts given for the weight and lifestyle of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10% to obtain the desired body condition and weight.

Weight of Horse in Pounds. Amount to be fed daily with no forage is fed along with Purina Equine Adult Horse Feed.

Lifestyle 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400
Maintenance-Minimum Activity 7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50
Maintenance-Average Activity
8.25 11.00 13.50 16.50 19.25
Maintenance-Elevated Activity 9.00 12.00 15.00 18.00 21.00
Light Work 10.00 13.25 16.50 19.75 23.00
Early Gestation (first 250 days) 8.50 11.25 14.25 17.00 19.75
When fed with hay, reduce about 1 pound for each 2 pounds of hay fed. You may adjust amount up to 10 percent to obtain desired body weight.

Best Results Equine Adult horse feed may be fed as a complete feed because it is formulated with high-quality roughage.Good quality hay or pasture may be fed along with Purina® Equine Adult horse feed. When fed with hay, reduce about 1.0 lb for each 1.5-2.0 lbs of hay offered.

 

Weight management program: Feeding Equine Adult horse feed at a reduced rate can help horses that are obese. Begin by cutting the recommended feeding rate by 10 percent. Continue to adjust the rate until you reach the desired weight for your horse, then return to the feeding rates that are recommended for your horse's weight and activity level.

Miniature horses and ponies: Purina Equine Adult horse feed is an ideal complete feed for miniature horses and ponies at maintenance and light work activity levels. For feeding directions for miniature horses and ponies, please contact your Purina® horse feed retailer, a Purina® Sales Representative or our Customer Service Department.

Winter feeding: In the winter, the amount of feed may need to be increased by 10-15% to offset the increased calorie requirements of maintaining body condition.

Every horse is unique. After observing the horse for a period of time, you may want to increase or decrease the daily feeding amount of Purina Equine Adult horse feed by up to 10% to obtain desired overall body condition and appearance. Purina® Equine Adult® horse feed may be fed as a complete feed because it is formulated with high-quality roughage. You may feed with or without hay or pasture per directions. Feeding rates will vary with size, age, temperament, health status, climate and activity level. Feed at regular times - at least twice daily - with three daily feedings preferred. Let horses feed in a natural position from troughs with large bottoms, placed at normal head height or lower. Do not feed free-choice. Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feedstuff.

Reduce and/or delay feeding a horse which is hot, excited or showing pain, has fever or diarrhea. Consult your veterinarian if problems arise.

Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days. Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 1.0 lb per day for each horse. Have plenty of clean, fresh water available at all times. Provide your horse with access to salt. Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites. Have the horse's teeth examined annually and consult your veterinarian on a regular basis.

Changing To Make the feed change gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days. Mix the new feed with the old, gradually increasing the amount of the new feed while decreasing an equal amount of the old. Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 1 pound per day for each horse.

Caution Store 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, performance loss or death.

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