Purina® Equine Senior® Horse Feed

Purina® Equine Senior® Horse Feed

Purina’s Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists and Veterinarians continually research new ways to address the specific needs of aging horses,  helping your senior horse live a long, healthy life. Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed has been scientifically studied at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center for over 20 years. With this formulation, our nutritionists have combined all the benefits of the trusted original Equine Senior® horse feed together with discoveries from the most cutting-edge equine science. 

Features & Benefits

Forage Built In

To completely or partially replace the hay or pasture in the horse’s diet when dental problems or missing teeth prevent them from eating forage

#1 Veterinarian Recommended Senior Horse Feed

Four out of five Equine Veterinarians recommend Purina’s Equine Senior® horse feed to their clients with senior horses, according to an independent study conducted in November 2012

Exclusive ActivAge™ Prebiotic

Scientifically studied in senior horses to support optimal function of the aging immune system

Purina® Amplify® High-Fat Nugget

A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for weight maintenance, shine and bloom

Highly Digestible

Scientifically formulated with a blend of fiber sources including beet pulp and top quality hay to help maintain the senior horse’s body condition and support normal digestive function

Controlled Starch and Sugar

Formulated to provide a diet lower in nonstructural carbohydrates that may be suitable for aging horses with carbohydrate sensitivities

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of senior horses to support immune function and overall health when fed as directed

Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition–2007” published by the National Research Council

Highly Palatable with Less Sugar

A unique blend of molasses and soy oil for a higher fat molasses that encourages optimal intake versus straight cane molasses that is higher in sugar

Added Antioxidants

Contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E to provide additional support for a healthy immune system

Complete Feed

High-quality hay built in to help senior horses get the fiber they need

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
14 %
Lysine
MIN
0.7 %
Crude Fat
MIN
5.5 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
18 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
0.50 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.00 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.40 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
55 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
220 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3500 IU/LB
Vitamin D3
MIN
700 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
140 IU/LB
Magnesium (Mg)
MIN
0.33 %
Methionine
MIN
0.18 %
Threonine
MIN
0.4 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.30 PPM
Starch
MAX
12.00 %
Sugars
MAX
7.00 %
GrainFree
-
0 %
LowSugarStarch
-
1 %
SoyMolasses
-
1 %
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 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400
| When Fed as a Complete Feed Without Forage
Maintenance 8.00 10.75 13.50 16.25 18.75
Light Work 9.00 11.75 14.75 17.75 20.75
Moderate Work 10.25 14.00 17.25 20.75 24.25
Lactating Broodmare 14.00 18.75 23.50 28.25 33.00
Breeding Stallion 9.75 13.00 16.25 19.50 22.50
| When Fed With Forage
Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs./day) 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 14.00
| Equine Senior® Horse Feed (lbs/day)
Maintenance 4.25 5.50 7.00 8.25 9.75
Light Work 5.00 6.50 8.25 10.00 11.50
Moderate Work 6.50 8.75 10.75 13.00 15.00

For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
Best Results
  • Good quality hay or pasture may be fed along with Equine Senior® horse feed.
  • Make sure your horse is free of dental problems and can effectively chew and utilize the forage.
  • Reduce the amount of Equine Senior® horse feed by 1.0 pound for every 1.5 to 2.0 pounds of hay consumed by your horse.
  • Do not feed less than 0.6 pounds per 100 pounds body weight of Equine Senior® horse feed per day when fed with hay to meet minimum daily requirements of protein, vitamins and minerals.
  • 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.