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Purina Animal Nutrition

Purina® Equine Adult® Horse Feed

*With Outlast® Gastric Support Supplement*

Easy keepers and mature pleasure horses are loving companions with unique nutritional needs. That’s why Equine Adult® horse feed is formulated with high-quality hay included and controlled starch and sugar. With every feeding, you know your horse is getting consistent and complete nutrition, even when hay and pasture are scarce or of low quality.

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Features & Benefits

Controlled Starch & Sugar

Formulated without corn or molasses for horses sensitive to soluble carbohydrates. Replacing some or all of the forage can provide more control over the starch and sugar in the horse’s diet

Built-In Forage

High-quality hay built in. Can be used to completely replace the forage in your horse’s diet or as a hay stretcher when quality hay is scarce

Consistent Nutrient Intake

Controlled diet to address nutrient variability of hay or pasture and promote consistent intake

Outlast® Gastric Support

Scientifically shown to support gastric health and comfort and proper pH

Palatable, Digestible Pellets

Formulated with vitamin and mineral fortification to meet to meet 100% of nutrient requirements for overall health. *

*When fed as directed, with free-choice or added salt, based on Nutrient Requirements of Horses. Sixth Revised Edition – 2007, published by the National Research Council


Nutrients

NutrientMin / MaxAmount
Crude ProteinMIN11.00 %
LysineMIN0.70 %
MethionineMIN0.20 %
ThreonineMIN0.40 %
Crude FatMIN3.00 %
Crude FiberMAX25.00%
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)MAX30.00 %
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)MAX46.00 %
Dietary StarchMAX10.00 %
SugarsMAX5.00 %
Calcium (Ca)MIN0.80 %
Calcium (Ca)MAX1.30 %
Phosphorus (P)MIN0.50 %
Copper (Cu)MIN40.00 PPM
Selenium (Se)MIN0.30 PPM
Zinc (Zn)MIN120.00 PPM
Vitamin AMIN3000 IU/LB
Vitamin D3MIN600 IU/LB
Vitamin EMIN80 IU/LB

Feeding Directions

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF YOUR ADULT HORSE

Weight management program: Feeding Purina® Equine Adult® horse feed at a reduced rate may help horses which are obese. Begin by cutting the recommended feeding rate by 10%. Continue to adjust the rate until your horse reaches the desired weight, then return to the feeding rate that is recommended for your horse's weight and lifestyle.

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 EQUINE ADULT® HORSE FEED WITHOUT FORAGE

Amount to be fed daily when no forage is fed along with Purina® Equine Adult® horse feed

 Weight of Horse in Pounds
Lifestyle8001,0001,200
Equine Adult® Horse Feed (lbs/day)
Maintenance-Minimum Activity10.0012.5015.00
Maintenance-Average Activity11.0013.7516.50
Maintenance-Elevated Activity12.0015.0018.00
Light Work13.2516.5019.75
Early Gestation (first 250 days)11.2514.2517.00

Every horse is unique. That’s why the recommended feeding rates Purina suggests for Equine Adult® horse feed may need to be increased or decreased by up to 10-15% to keep your horse in optimal body condition. A 6 lb meal of Equine Adult® Horse Feed supplies a full serving of Outlast® Supplement.

FEEDING EQUINE ADULT® HORSE FEED WITH FORAGE

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.

Do not feed less than 0.6 lbs per 100 lbs body weight of Purina® Equine Adult® horse feed per day to meet minimum daily requirements of protein, vitamins and minerals.

 

Caution

Follow label directions: feeding added selenium at levels in excess of 0.3 ppm in the total diet is prohibited.

Wash hands after feeding/handling animals.

Not for human consumption. Wash feed/water containers regularly

 

Important

1.Feeding rates will vary with size, age, temperament, health status, forage quality, climate and activity level. Feed at regular times, at least twice daily. Do not feed more than 0.8 lbs/100 lbs of body weight per meal when fed without forage or more than 0.5 lbs/100 lbs of body weight per meal when fed with forage. Do not feed free-choice. Prevent rapid eating by the horse of any feedstuff.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Provide your horse with access to salt. Consult with your veterinarian regularly and maintain a routine dental, parasite control and health care program for your horse.

For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.

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