SENIOR (Pellet) FOR THE SENIOR HORSE OR PONY 20 kg
Masterfeeds Senior is one of our lowest NSC complete feeds. It is ideal for the senior horse and also works very well for horses needing a low starch ration with added fat. The premium high calorie digestible fibre sources blended with 6% fat from all vegetable sources makes it a safe choice for working, pleasure, or retired horses who are very sensitive to added starch in their feed and need a low glycemic ration.
Feed ½ to 1 kg per 100 kg percent body weight along with good quality hay. As the horse ages, problems with their teeth will mean the forage component of their diet may gradually need to be replaced with another crude fibre option. Rx Roughage cubes or pellets are a great choice to add to the ration at increasing levels. The combination can be soaked to make it easier to consume. Closely monitor your older horse, his or her behaviour, body condition, feed intake, and whether he or she spits (quids) out balls of hay. Those are all indicators a change in ration and management is needed.
* Feeding rates may vary depending on forage quality and horse’s activity level.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Added vegetable oil.
6% total fat for added calories to improve body condition in older horses.
Added beet pulp.
Excellent source of digestible fibre for improved digestive health. High quality protein. Provides essential amino acids needed by the senior horse.
High quality protein.
Provides essential amino acids needed by the senior horse.
Added vitamins including Vitamin C and 100% organic trace minerals.
Key nutrients important for immunity, skeletal and muscular integrity and health.
Contains Yea-Sacc® 1026 and Pulse 500.
Together, these products work as both a pre-biotic; feeding existing bacteria and a pro-biotic; adding more beneficial bugs to the gut. This works to stabilize the gut, reduces digestive upsets, and maximizes nutrient digestion and absorption (of extra benefit in the senior horse).
Added vitamins help meet everyday requirements in senior horses where gut function could be reduced.
- Crude Protein (minimum) 14.0%
- Crude Fat (minimum) 6.0%
- Crude Fibre (maximum) 20.0%
- Calcium (actual) 1.0%
- Phosphorus (actual) 0.5%
- Magnesium (actual) 0.3%
- Sodium (actual) 0.35%
- Copper (actual) 30 mg/kg
- Manganese (actual) 100 mg/kg
- Zinc (actual) 115 mg/kg
- Vitamin A (minimum) 11,300 IU/kg
- Vitamin D (minimum) 1,125 IU/kg
- Vitamin E (minimum) 400 IU/kg
- Biotin (added) 1.1 mg/kg
- Riboflavin (minimum) 40 mg/kg
- Thiamine (minimum) 25 mg/kg
- Lysine (actual) 0.55%
- Methionine (actual) 0.2%
This feed contains added Selenium at 0.5 mg/kg.