Purina® Strategy® Professional Formula GX Horse Feed

Purina® Strategy® Professional Formula GX Horse Feed

Optimal Nutrition for Any Horse at Any Life Stage

In 1991, Strategy® horse feed revolutionized horse nutrition by becoming the first commercial pelleted feed
created for horses of all ages and lifestyles. Over 1 billion feedings later, Strategy® horse feed is still the gold
standard in convenience and value for horse professionals.

Whether you feed growing, breeding, show, performance or recreational horses, Strategy® horse feed is the
one diet you can count on for balanced nutrition for every horse. And thanks to optimal levels of quality
protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, Strategy® horse feed’s nutrient blend offsets common nutritional
deficiencies. Best of all, horses love the taste, making it even easier to use.

HIGH QUALITY PROTEINS MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN SEE®
Because it is essential for healthy muscles, protein is often considered the single most important nutrient in
a horse’s diet. But not all proteins are alike. Even if a feed contains high protein levels, your horses still may
not be getting the best possible nutrition if the quality, level, balance or digestibility of key amino acids are
lacking. That’s why Purina uses many of the highest quality proteins available in its Strategy® horse feed,
and then adds essential amino acids to ensure an optimal amino acid balance. It’s a nutritional difference
you can see—through strong fetal development and milk production in brood mares, optimal growth and
muscle development in young horses and strong muscle maintenance in performance horses.

Features & Benefits

Added Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium

And other key ingredients support proper physiological functions in working and performance horses and help pregnant mares develop healthy foals

Concentrate Feed

Designed to be fed with hay or pasture

Exceptional Value

Nutritionally balanced formula eliminates the need for expensive supplements and time-consuming mixing
 
Pelleted form prevents sorting, reduces waste and improves stability during storage

Multi-Horse Convenience

One professional, highly palatable formulation to feed all your horses without compromising nutrition at any life stage

High Quality Protein with Enhanced Amino Acids

Support fetal development and milk production, as well as muscle growth, development, stamina and recovery
 
Supports recovery from exercise and training in performance horses

High Levels of Polyunsaturated Oils

Helps improve overall appearance and body condition for shiny and healthy-looking horses

Controlled Sugar and Starch

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

Highly Digestible Ingredients

Provide optimal nutrient density and support proper digestion

Consistently Fresh, Quality Natural Ingredients

Appeal to even finicky horses for consistent intake

Multiple Sources of Energy and Muscle Fuel

Support the energy needs of performance horses, growing horses, lactating mares and breeding stallions

More Calories From Fats and Fiber

Than traditional grain mixes, which may provide a calming effect in some horses

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
14 %
Lysine
MIN
0.9 %
Crude Fat
MIN
6 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
12.5 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
0.90 %
CalorieDensity
MIN
80 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.40 %
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 D3
MIN
0 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
125 IU/LB
Methionine
MIN
0 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
BuiltInForage
MAX
0 mg/pound
Amplify
MAX
0 %
BeetPulp
MAX
0 %
GrainFree
-
0 %
LowSugarStarch
-
0 %
SoyMolasses
-
0 %
VitaminsMinerals
-
1 %

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.
 
LIFESTYLE Hay (Pounds. per day)* Strategy (Pounds. per day)**
Active Pleasure (pounds/day) 1.2% of body weight 1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Performance (pounds/day) 1.2% of body weight 3/4 to 1-1/2% of body weight***
Pregnant Mares (1 to 7 months) 1.2% of body weight 1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Pregnant Mares (Last 90 days) 1.2% of body weight 1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Lactating Mares 1.2% of body weight 1 to 1-1/2% of body weight
Breeding Stallions 1.2% of body weight 3/4 to 1% of body weight
Suckling Foals   1 pound per month of age
Growing Weanlings 1% of body weight 1-1/4 to 2-1/2% of body weight****
Growing Yearlings 1% of body weight 1 to 1-1/2% of body weight****

* This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, decrease amount of Strategy® GX horse feed fed by 1 pound per 2 pounds of additional hay fed. If feeding a grass hay diet, feed 1/2 to 1 pound/horse/day more of Strategy® GX horse feed.

** Do not feed less than 0.35 pounds per 100 pounds of body weight of Strategy® GX horse feed to mature horses or less than 1.0 pounds per 100 poundsof body weight to growing horses. If they gain too much weight at this minimum feeding rate, then horses should be changed from Strategy® GX horse feed to Enrich Plus® ration balancing feed.

*** Feed at the higher rate for harder working horses.

**** Feed at the higher rate if rapid growth is desired.
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.