Purina® Equine Adult® Horse Feed

Purina® Equine Adult® Horse Feed

Your horse’s adult years are often the most productive and rewarding, but maintaining proper dietary balance to meet his needs can be complicated.

That’s why the Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center formulated Purina® Equine Adult® horse feed to take the guesswork out of feeding your active pleasure horse. The formula was developed to ensure that your horse always gets all the nutrition he needs in one bag. Purina ® Equine Adult ® horse feed provides 100% of the required vitamins and minerals, so there is no need for expensive nutritional supplements. And because Purina ® Equine Adult ® horse feed is a complete feed with high-quality forage built in, you can feel confident that your horse’s entire ration is precisely balanced to meet his nutritional needs. 

Features & Benefits

100% Vitamins & Minerals

Designed to meet 100% of the required nutrients to support overall horse health

Controlled Starch & Sugar

Appropriate for horses with soluble carbohydrate sensitivities, formulated with no corn or molasses

Built-In Forage

Complete feed with quality hay built-in to address nutrient variability of hay or pasture and promote consistent nutrient intake

Can be used to completely replace the forage in your horse’s diet

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
11 %
Lysine
MIN
0.7 %
Crude Fat
MIN
3 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
25 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
0.80 %
CalorieDensity
MIN
40 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.30 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.50 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
40 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
120 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3000 IU/LB
Vitamin D3
MIN
600 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
80 IU/LB
Methionine
MIN
0.2 %
Threonine
MIN
0.4 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Starch
MAX
10.00 %
Sugars
MAX
5.00 %
BuiltInForage
MAX
1 mg/pound
Amplify
MAX
0 %
BeetPulp
MAX
0 %
GrainFree
-
0 %
LowSugarStarch
-
1 %
SoyMolasses
-
0 %
VitaminsMinerals
-
1 %

Feeding Directions

Description
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
Lifestyle 600 Lifestyle 600 Lifestyle 600 Lifestyle
Maintenance –Minimum Activity 7.5 Maintenance –Minimum Activity 7.5 Maintenance –Minimum Activity 7.5 Maintenance –Minimum Activity
Maintenance –Average Activity 8.25 Maintenance –Average Activity 8.25 Maintenance –Average Activity 8.25 Maintenance –Average Activity

When fed with hay, reduce about 1 pound for each 2 pounds of hay fed. You may adjust amount up to 10 percent to obtain desired body weight.
Best Results
  • Equine Adult® horse feed may be fed as a complete feed because it is formulated with high-quality roughage.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.
  • Weight management program: Feeding Equine Adult® horse feed at a reduced rate can help horses that are obese. Begin by cutting the recommended feeding rate by 10 percent. Continue to adjust the rate until you reach the desired weight for your horse, then return to the feeding rates that are recommended for your horse's weight and activity level.
  • 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 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.
Changing To
• 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.
Caution
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.