Purina® Strategy® Healthy Edge® Horse Feed

Purina® Strategy® Healthy Edge® Horse Feed

Supports Health and Well-being of Adult Horses Aged 2 Years and Older

First launched in 1991, Purina® Strategy® GX horse feed revolutionized equine nutrition by becoming the  first advanced feeding system created for all ages and lifestyles of horses at a professional horse operation.
Now there is Strategy® Healthy Edge® horse feed for horse lovers who desire all the quality, value and performance of original Strategy® GX horse feed in a formulation lower in protein and higher in fat and fiber.

Backed by significant physiology and palatability studies, this high-fat, nutritionally-balanced, controlled
starch and sugar diet with enhanced great taste is researched and formulated to support the health and  well-being of adult horses aged 2 years and older. Purina® Strategy® Healthy Edge® horse feed can help give  your horses the shiny coat, full body condition and strong hooves without the added calories that can make  easy keepers obese.

Features & Benefits

Purina® Amplify® High-Fat Nugget

A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for performance, shine & bloom

Controlled Sugar and Starch

May help reduce the risk of adverse health effects caused by the management error of overfeeding

Added Beet Pulp

Provides an excellent source of fermentable fiber for slow release energy

High Quality Proteins

Support strong muscle growth, shiny coat and healthy hooves

Highly Palatable

Proprietary flavor enhancer for optimal intake

Highly Digestible Ingredients

Provide essential nutrients that support proper digestion

Nutritionally Balanced

Provides 100% of the required nutrients for horses when fed as directed so no additional supplements are necessary

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

Concentrate Feed

Designed to be fed with hay or pasture

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
12.5 %
Lysine
MIN
0.9 %
Crude Fat
MIN
8 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
18 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
1.10 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.60 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.60 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
80 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
280 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3000 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
125 IU/LB
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Starch
MAX
12.00 %
Sugars
MAX
7.00 %

Feeding Directions

Description
Feeding directions with hay or pasture. 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
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture* (lbs/day) 7.00 9.50 12.00 14.50 17.00
| Strategy® Healthy Edge® Horse Feed (lbs/day)**
Maintenance – Minimum Activity 2.00 2.50 3.25 3.75 4.50
Maintenance – Average Activity 2.75 3.50 4.25 5.00 5.75
Maintenance – Elevated Activity 3.25 4.25 5.25 6.25 7.25
Light Work 4.00 5.25 6.50 7.75 9.00
Moderate Work 5.50 7.25 9.00 10.75 12.50
Early Gestation (first 250 days) 2.75 3.75 4.50 5.50 6.25
Late Gestation last 90 days) 4.25 5.50 6.75 8.00 9.25
Breed Stallion 4.75 6.25 7.75 9.50 10.75

*This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, reduce the feeding rate of Strategy® Healthy Edge® horse feed by 1 pound for every additional 2 pounds of hay fed.
 
**Do not feed less than 0.3 pounds per 100 pounds of body weight per day. If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace Strategy® Healthy Edge® horse feed with Enrich Plus® ration balancing feed.
Best Results
  • Feeding rates will vary with size, age, temperament, health status, forage quality, 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.
  • Always feed a minimum of 1.0 to 1.2 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight of good quality, clean hay or the equivalent in pasture.
  • 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.