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Purina® Miniature Horse & Pony Feed

Purina® Miniature Horse & Pony Feed

Purina® Miniature Horse and Pony horse feed is specifically formulated to meet the unique needs of miniature horses and ponies who tend to be more metabolically efficient than large horses, but still require the nutrition necessary for growth, gestation, lactation, breeding, and competition.
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Added Beet Pulp

Provides an excellent source of fermentable fiber for slow release energy

Concentrate Feed

Designed to be fed with hay or pasture

Controlled Sugar and Starch

May help reduce the risk of adverse health effects caused by the management error of overfeeding

Highly Digestible Ingredients

Provide nutrient density and support proper digestion

Highly Palatable

Premium formulation made with the highest-quality ingredients

High-Quality Protein

With a desirable amino acid profile to support strong muscle growth, shiny coat and healthy hooves

Nutritionally Balanced

Provides 100% of the required nutrients for mini horses and ponies 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® High-Fat Nugget

A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for an optimal fatty acid profile to support strong immune function

NutrientsMin / MaxAmount
Crude ProteinMin13.50%
LysineMin0.80%
Crude FatMin4.50%
Crude FiberMax18.00%
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)Max23.00%
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)Max39.00%
Dietary StarchMax11.00%
SugarsMax7.00%
CalciumMin0.80%
CalciumMax1.30%
PhosphorusMin0.65%
CopperMin75 PPM
SeleniumMin0.60 PPM
ZincMin270 PPM
Vitamin AMin6000 IU/LB
Vitamin EMin125 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. 
 

Lifestyle100200300400500600700
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)*1.22.43.64.86.07.28.4
 Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)**
Maintenance0.40.91.31.72.12.63.0
Light Work0.71.32.02.63.34.04.6
Moderate Work0.91.82.73.64.55.46.4
Early Gestation (first 250 days)0.40.91.31.72.12.83.2
Late Gestation (last 90 days)0.71.42.02.73.44.14.7
Lactation (when fed separately)***1.53.04.45.97.48.910.4
Breeding Stallion0.81.62.43.13.94.75.5

 

 GROWING MINIATURE HORSES/PONIES
Weaned Foal       
Weight of Horse in Pounds50100150200250300350
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)*0.61.21.82.43.03.64.2
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)**0.61.11.72.32.83.44.0

 

Yearling       
Weight of Horse in Pounds75150225300375450525
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)*0.91.82.73.64.55.46.3
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)**0.81.62.33.13.94.75.4

 

Two-year-old       
Weight of Horse in Pounds85175250350425525600
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)*1.02.13.04.25.16.37.2
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)**0.71.42.12.73.54.14.8

*This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, reduce the feeding rate of Miniature Horse and Pony feed by 0.5 pound for every pound of additional hay feed. Example: Using the chart above, if feeding 7 pounds instead of 6 pounds of hay to a 500-pound light working pony, reduce Miniature Horse and Pony feed offered by 0.5 pound from 3.3 to 2.8 pounds per day.

 

**Do not feed less than 0.3 pound per 100 pounds of body weight per day. Example: A 200-pound miniature horse has two 100-pound increments (200 divided by 100 = 2). So for this horse, do not feed less than 0.6 pound per day (2 x 0.3 = 0.6 pound per day). If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace Miniature Horse and Pony feed with Enrich Plus® ration balancing feed or WellSolve W/C® horse feed.

 

***If foal and mare are fed together, increase amount offered by 0.25 pound per month of age (of the foal) per day for miniature horses, and 0.5 pound per month of age (of the foal) per day for ponies. 
 

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