Purina® Equine Junior® Horse Feed

Purina® Equine Junior® Horse Feed

A complete feed with controlled nutrition to give young, growing horses a strong head start.

Formulated for weanlings 5 months to 2 years.

Features & Benefits

Complete Feed with High-Quality Hay Built-In

To address nutrient variability of hay or pasture and promote consistent nutrient intake, providing a consistent diet for growing horses

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of the growing horse. 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 development, shine and bloom

Combined Energy Sources

A precise blend of fats, fibers and soluble carbohydrates helps promote a steady growth rate

Highly Digestible Proteins

Nutrient-dense, easily-digested pellets and extruded nuggets are well-suited for a growing horse's digestive system

Targeted Amino Acid Profile

High-quality protein sources selected for an optimal amino acid profile to support proper development of muscle, bone, skin, hair and hooves.

Highly Palatable with Less Sugar

Instead of using straight cane molasses, which is higher in sugar, Purina ® Equine Junior ® horse feed contains a unique blend of molasses and soy for a higher fat molasses the encourages optimal intake



Complete Feed

High-quality hay built in to provide growing horses the fiber they need

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
14.5 %
Lysine
MIN
0.8 %
Crude Fat
MIN
5.5 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
16 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
0.80 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.30 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.55 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
60 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
220 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3500 IU/LB
Vitamin D3
MIN
600 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
150 IU/LB
Methionine
MIN
0.25 %
Threonine
MIN
0.55 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Starch
MAX
14.00 %
Sugars
MAX
9.00 %

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.
 
Light Breeds
(Estimated mature weight of approximately 1000lbs.)
Weight of Horse in Pounds      
  300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1,000
Lbs/day of Equine Junior® Horse Feed
(When fed as a complete feed without roughage)
Moderate Growth 10 11 11.5 12.75 14 14.5 15.25 15.75
Rapid Growth 11.25 12 14 15.5 16.5 17 17.25 17.5
 
Large Breeds                (Estimated mature weight of approximately 1000 lbs.)                                             Weight of Horse in Pounds
| 600 700 800 900 1,000 1,100 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,500
Moderate Growth 14 15.5 17 18 19 20 21 22.25 23.5 24.5
Rapid Growth 15.25 17 19 20.5 22 23.25 24.5 25 25.5 26

Recommended feeding rates may need to be adjusted 10 to 15 percent to keep horse in peak condition.
Best Results
  • Equine Junior® horse feed is designed to be fed as a complete feed. If necessary, you may also feed with good-quality hay or pasture, up to a maximum of 5 pounds per day, to relieve boredom.
  • You should reduce the amount of Equine Junior® horse feed fed by 1 pound for every 1.5 to 2 pounds of hay offered.
  • For best results, do not feed more than 1 pound of hay per 100 pounds of your horse's body weight when feeding Equine Junior® horse feed.
  • 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.