Purina® Equine Senior®Horse Feed
Features & Benefits
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
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
Contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E to provide additional support for a healthy immune system
High-quality hay built in to help senior horses get the fiber they need
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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.