RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GROWTH OF YOUR WEANLING
From birth to one year, the average weanling will increase in body weight six to seven times, building bone and muscle at an extremely rapid rate. To support this growth, young horses have increased vitamin, mineral, protein and energy needs. A lack or imbalance of proper nutrients will not support optimal growth or development. That’s why it is so important to give your weanling proper nutritional support from the start.
Hay and pasture: Controlling your weanling’s roughage intake is critical in its growing years. Hay and pasture vary considerably and can be inconsistent in digestibility and nutrient value. Of particular concern is potential deficit, excess or imbalance of minerals and vitamins.
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.
FEEDING EQUINE JUNIOR® HORSE FEED WITHOUT FORAGE
Light Breeds - estimated mature weight of approximately 1,000 lbs
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|Equine Junior® Horse Feed (lbs/day)*
- estimated mature weight of approximately 1,500 lbs
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* When fed as complete feed without forage.
Every horse is unique. That’s why the recommended feeding rates Purina suggests for Equine Junior® horse feed may need to be increased or decreased by up to 10-15% to keep your growing horse in optimal body condition.
A 6 lb meal of Equine Junior® Horse Feed supplies a full serving of Outlast® Supplement.
FEEDING EQUINE JUNIOR® HORSE FEED WITH FORAGE
Purina® Equine Junior® horse feed is designed to be fed as a complete feed because it’s formulated with high-quality roughage. If necessary, you may also feed with good-quality hay or pasture – up to a maximum of 5 lbs per day – to relieve boredom. When fed with hay, reduce about 1.0 lb of feed for each 1.5-2.0 lbs of hay offered. For best results, do not feed more than 1.0 lb of hay per 100 lbs of your horse’s body weight per day when feeding Purina® Equine Junior® horse feed.
Do not feed less than 0.6 lbs per 100 lbs body weight of Purina® Equine Junior® horse feed per day to meet minimum daily requirements of protein, vitamins and minerals.