Purina Equine Senior Horse Feed with Outlast Gastric Support offers forage built in to completely or partially replace the hay or pasture in the horse’s diet. This is ideal when dental problems or missing teeth prevent them from eating. Additionally, this feed offers exclusive ActivAge probiotic, a proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for weight maintenance, shine and bloom, highly digestable-formulated with a blend of fiber sources including beet pulp and top quality hay. As a result it helps maintain the senior horse’s body condition and support normal digestive function.
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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
When Fed as a Complete Feed Without Forage
When Fed With Forage
Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs./day)
Equine Senior® Horse Feed (lbs/day)
For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
Good quality hay or pasture may be fed along with Equine Senior® horse feed.
Make sure your horse is free of dental problems and can effectively chew and utilize the forage.
Reduce the amount of Equine Senior® horse feed by 1.0 pound for every 1.5 to 2.0 pounds of hay consumed by your horse.
Do not feed less than 0.6 pounds per 100 pounds body weight of Equine Senior® horse feed per day when fed with hay to meet minimum daily requirements of protein, vitamins and minerals.
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 any 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.
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.
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.