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Purina® WellSolve W/C® Horse Feed

Purina® Wellsolve W/C® manages caloric intake while satisfying the horse. If eliminating obesity were merely a matter of cutting calories, you could simply cut a horse’s rations in half and expect great results. But that’s not the case.

On the contrary, as any horse owner can tell you, watching a horse go hungry is heartbreaking. In addition, starving a horse can set off a chain of events that harm more than help, i.e., loss of muscle mass, nutrient defi ciencies, etc. But WellSolve W/C® horse feed offers sound strategies for eliminating unnecessary fat and calories from the diet while supporting health—and contentment.

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    NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Ingredients
    Feeding Directions

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    • Guaranteed Analysis
      Nutrient Min/Max Amount
      Crude Protein MIN 12.00 %
      Lysine MIN 0.70 %
      CrudeFat MIN 1.00 %
      Crude Fiber MAX 26.00 %
      Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) MAX 29.00 %
      Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) MAX 50.00 %
      Calcium (Ca) MIN 0.85 %
      Calcium (Ca) MAX 1.30 %
      Phosphorus (P) MIN 0.60 %
      Sodium (Na) MIN 0.10 %
      Sodium (Na) MAX 0.50 %
      Magnesium (Mg) MIN 0.30 %
      Copper (Cu) MIN 65.00 PPM
      Selenium (Se) MIN 0.60 PPM
      Zinc (Zn) MIN 240.00 PPM
      Vitamin A MIN 5000 IU/LB
      Vitamin E MIN 150 IU/LB
    • Ingredients
      1. For specific ingredient listing for this product please refer to the feed tag affixed to the package in your region or contact us at 800-227-8941.
    • Feeding Directions

      Description

      For Weight Loss, Along with Hay*

      | Weight of Horse in Pounds
      Lifestyle 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200
      Maintenance 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.0
      Light Work ** 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.0
      Breeding Stallions 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.0
      Pregnant and Lactating Mares*** See notes below

      For Maintenance, Along with Hay*
      | Weight of Horse in Pounds
      Lifestyle 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200
      Maintenance 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
      Light Work ** 5.0 6.5 8.0 9.5 11.0 12.0 12.5 13.0 13.0 13.0
      Breeding Stallions 5.0 6.5 8.0 9.5 11.0 12.0 12.5 13.0 13.0 13.0
      Pregnant Mares (1–8 months) 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
      Pregnant Mares (Last 90 days) 5.0 7.0 7.5 8.5 10.0 11.0 11.0 11.5 11.5 11.5
      Lactating Mares *** See notes below

      * These feeding recommendations are for horses eating 1 pound hay per 100 pounds of body weight per day in addition to WellSolve W/C® horse feed. This is the minimum amount of good quality hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, decrease amount of WellSolve W/C® horse feed fed by 1 pound per 2 pounds of additional hay fed. Do not feed less than 0.3 pounds of WellSolve W/C® horse feed per 100 pounds of body weight daily. Over feeding good quality hay or excessive availability to pasture may reduce the effectiveness of WellSolve W/C® horse feed to help control body weight.

      ** Once optimal body condition is obtained, performance horses in moderate and intense work may require a diet designed specifically for horses with higher caloric requirements such as Ultium® or Strategy® horse feeds.

      *** Pregnant mares should not be on a weight loss program during the first and last 90 days of gestation. Lactating mares should be fed a diet designed specifically for horses with higher caloric requirements such as Strategy® horse feed.

      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 6 pounds of WellSolve W/C® horse feed in one serving.
      • Be sure to weigh your feed using a scale. A small scale can be purchased in the fishing department of many sporting goods stores.
      • Do not feed free-choice.
      • Feed horse in a natural position from troughs placed at normal head height or lower.
      • Have salt and plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times.
      • Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites.
      • Be sure that horses are free of dental problems.
      • This product is not recommended for young growing horses under 2 years of age.

      Changing To

      • Start with the amounts given for the weight and class of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10 percent to obtain the desired body condition and weight.
      • It is not uncommon for horses to lose 90 to 100 pounds in the first 90 days of being fed WellSolve W/C® horse feed.
      • Once your horse has reached the desired body condition, you may need to feed slightly more to end the weight loss cycle.
      • Easy keepers can then be maintained on WellSolve W/C® horse feed to sustain this healthy body condition.
      • More specific recommendations may also be obtained from a Purina representative.
      • 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 1 pound per day for each horse.

      Caution

      Always follow label directions. 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, abortion or death.

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    CONTINUOUSLY INNOVATING ANIMAL NUTRITION 

    Purina is relentlessly seeking the next innovation in animal nutrition and targets relevant issues facing animal owners to help enhance their animal raising experience. We’ve conducted over 24,000 animal nutrition studies and counting to find impactful, accessible solutions for animals and their owners.
     
    Our research is performed in fields across the country and on our 1,200-acre working farm in Gray Summit, MO, the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, where we care first-hand for over 3,000 animals, every single day, ensuring our outputs of research, knowledge, and product innovation work properly for the real-life needs of animals.

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Love it!

I’ve had my horses on this for a few months and I’ve gone through 4 bags now, and they have adjusted well and have not put on anymore weight. It’s a nice pelleted mix for chunky horses!

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Ranee

Horse love this feed

This is good for weight control with Mini horses and they love this feed

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d19272

I love this feed

I have a IR horse and she is picky and she loves it great product

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Pistol

Weight loss

I've had my Haflinger on this for three years now. The first year he lost a lot of weight.

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Brat

Great Feed

So far he has not gained anymore weight. Highly recommend

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Purina understands and cares about the unique needs of your animals and the importance of bettering their well-being, performance and health. For more than 125 years, we have been tackling the biggest horse nutrition challenges using science, and our love of horses pushes us until we get it right. Our team is made up of more than 500 Masters of Sciences, Ph.Ds., veterinarians, nutritionists, microbiologists, geneticists, and immunologists, all who share a passion for providing animals with the best nutrition for the best results.

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Purina understands and cares about the unique needs of your animals and the importance of bettering their well-being, performance and health. For more than 125 years, we have been tackling the biggest horse nutrition challenges using science, and our love of horses pushes us until we get it right. Our team is made up of more than 500 Masters of Sciences, Ph.Ds., veterinarians, nutritionists, microbiologists, geneticists, and immunologists, all who share a passion for providing animals with the best nutrition for the best results.

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