Purina Ultium Growth Horse Formula
Purina Ultium Growth Horse Formula is a super-premium, high-fat, high-fiber horse feed researched and formulated specifically for broodmares and young growing horses. Backed by scientific research spanning over four years monitoring and measuring growth curves, body condition, joint health, activity levels, blood work and more, this unique, industry-leading nutrition supports the development, growth and adaptive physiology necessary to produce a strong, healthy, athletic horse.
Crude Protein (min). . . . . . . . 15.50%
Crude Fat (min) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.50%
Crude Fiber (max) . . . . . . . . . 13.00%
Lysine (min) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00%
Calcium (Ca) (min) . . . . . . . . . . 1.40%
Calcium (Ca) (max) . . . . . . . . . 1.90%
Phosphorus (P) (min) . . . . . . . 0.70%
Sodium (Na) (min) . . . . . . . . . . 0.10%
Sodium (Na) (max). . . . . . . . . . 0.50%
Copper (Cu) (min) . . . . . . . 90.00 ppm
Selenium (Se) (min). . . . . . . 0.60 ppm
Selenium (Se) (max) . . . . . . 0.61 ppm
Zinc (Zn) (min) . . . . . . . . . 270.00 ppm
Vitamin A (min) . . . . . . . . 3,400 IU/lb
Vitamin E (min) . . . . . . . . . . 150 IU/lb
Feeding directions with hay or pasture. 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.
|BROODMARES||Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture*||7.00||9.50||12.00||14.50||17.00|
|Ultium® Growth Horse Formula (lbs/day)**|
|Gestating Mare (last 90 days)||3.25||4.25||5.25||6.0||7.0|
|GROWING HORSES||Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture*||3.00||4.00||6.00||7.00||8.50||9.50||11.00||12.00|
|Ultium® Growth Horse Formula (lbs/day)***|
|Growing Horses, Weanlings and 2-year-olds***||6.50-7.50||7.00-7.75||6.25-8.35||6.75-9.00||7.00-9.00||7.25-9.00||7.00-8.75||6.75-8.50|
**Do not feed less than 0.45 pounds of Ultium Growth Horse Formula per 100 pounds of body weight per day for lactating mares. For growing horses weighing over 700 pounds, do not feed less than 0.65 pounds per 100 pounds body weight. If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace Ultium® Growth Horse Formula with Purina Enrich Plus ration balancing feed, and feed according to feeding directions.
***Adjust amount fed to achieve desired growth rates. Feed amounts from lower end of range for more moderate growth rate and amounts from upper end of range for more rapid growth rate. For growing horses in training, adjust feeding rate to maintain body condition according to level of work, making any changes in feed gradually.
For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
- Feeding rates will vary with size, age, temperament, health status, forage quality,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.
- Always feed a minimum of 1.0 to 1.2 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight of good quality,clean hay or the equivalent in pasture.
- 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.