Purina® WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed

Purina® WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed

The low starch and sugar diet for horses with special needs. Your veterinarian may recommend that you feed a low starch and sugar diet to your horse. Our goal in creating WellSolve L/S Horse Feed was to thoroughly research the area of equine carbohydrate metabolism and provide the best possible diet we could offer for horses with special needs. WellSolve L/S Horse Feed is the result of years of research and development, including controlled studies at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center and extensive field testing. We researched many aspects, including the amounts and types of fiber, the ideal feed form, the unique vitamin and mineral requirements of horses on low starch and sugar diets, as well as energy requirements. We adjusted protein-to-energy ratios and added high quality essential amino acids as well as antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It's an enormous balancing act that requires the consideration of more than just the sugar and starch levels. However, the result is worth it - a nutritionally balanced, highly palatable diet that veterninarians and horse owners can use with confidence.

Features & Benefits

Added Antioxidants

Help address the negative effects of free radicals and support a strong immune system

Backed by Six Years of Research

Involving 8,768 individual tests and 7,576 feeding trials

Blend of Vegetable Oils

Provide essential fatty acids for shine & bloom

Concentrate Feed

Designed to be fed with hay or pasture

Highly Digestible Fibers

Provide fermentable fiber to the hindgut as a slow-release energy source with very little to no insulin response

Low Starch & Sugar

With no molasses or grain - guaranteed maximum of 11%

Proprietary Blend of Amino Acids

Help maintain muscle tone

Veterinarian Researched

With data published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Provides 100% of the required vitamins and minerals when fed as directed

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

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
12 %
Lysine
MIN
0.7 %
Crude Fat
MIN
5.5 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
23 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
0.65 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.15 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.50 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
65 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
220 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3500 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
225 IU/LB
Magnesium (Mg)
MIN
0.50 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Starch
MAX
7.00 %
Sugars
MAX
4.00 %

Feeding Directions

Description
Guideline of Pounds of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed to Feed Daily Along with Hay*
| Horse Body Weight in Pounds
Lifestyle 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200
Maintenance 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Performance - Light Work ** 5.0 6.0 7.5 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
Pregnant Mares (1-8 months) 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Pregnant Mares (Last 90 days) 4.0 5.5 7.0 8.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0
Lactating Mares (1.5lbs of hay per 100lbs of Body Weight) *** 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
Breeding Stallions 5.0 6.0 7.5 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

*See feed bag for more details
 
These recommendations are a starting point that may need to be adjusted up or down to accommodate different horses’ metabolisms, management practices, and forage quality and quantity. For further information regarding the use of this product.
 
For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
Best Results
  • Feed at regular times.
  • Divide total daily feeding into at least two servings with three to four daily servings preferred.
  • Do not feed over 0.6 pounds per 100 pounds body weight of WellSolve L/S® horse feed diet in one serving.
  • Do not feed free-choice.
  • Feed horse in a natural position from troughs placed at normal head height or lower.
  • Always feed a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pounds per 100 pounds body weight of good quality, clean hay or equivalent pasture.
  • Provide salt and plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.
  • Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites.
  • Be sure that horses are free of dental problems.
  • Horses in intense work should be fed a diet designed for horses with higher caloric requirements such as Ultium® Competition horse formula or Strategy® GX horse feed.
  • This product is not recommended for young growing horses, under 2 years of age.
  • A product such as Ultium® Growth horse formula, Omolene #300® or Strategy® GX horse feeds should be creep fed separately to foals of lactating mares being fed a WellSolve L/S® horse feed diet.
Changing To
  • Any feed changes should be made 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 one 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.