I will have to see what I can afford to buy. Thanks Randi, Hi Randi, The senior feeds offer high fiber diets, along with increased amino acids to help meet the senior horses needs. horse: 5 – 7.5 lbs. post #6 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter. If you have any further questions, please let us know! Find the “how to” in our blog post on the topic of transitioning horse feeds. that she needs in a smaller meal than Senior feed. You will also find it easier to balance the fiber intake in his diet, instead of mixing 3 sources of concentrate. 1200 lb. 800 lb. Hello Margaret, Thank you for contacting us, and we’re sorry to hear that your pony is having trouble! Feed 1-3 lbs. If you feel like he still needs more, you can increase him by a couple more pounds per day – perhaps through an additional feeding time, if you can manage it. You always want to transition over a period of at least 5-7 days to avoid digestive upset. rosethorn. Equine Sr./warm water mixed. That will meet her needs nutritionally (considering she is at a maintenance work level) and because you are not feeding extra calories she shouldn’t put on extra body condition. He has seen a vet and he said feed him as much as he needs to function. Come join the discussion about breeding, grooming, reviews, health, behavior, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more! of feed, which is probably more than your horse needs. It is wonderful you are working closely with your vet. This can also help with recommended feeding rates. If your gelding is dropping weight recently in conjunction with appropriate intakes of feed and good quality forage, it raises some concerns that there may be an underlying health issue. FIND A REP Well, I love him. Let us know if you have more questions. She is out on a sparse pasture and has hay available at all times. >>15 yr old retired AQHA show mare EASY keeper with Ringbone (gets 1-lb LMF Super Sup G) I do not like to go beyond 5 pounds of concentrate, prior to soaking, per feeding. In our Nutrena line, Safe Choice Senior or Triumph Senior will work well. Depending on it’s fortification level, you might also see overall health improve on a more fortified and balanced product by feeding just the senior. I know both feeds are Purina brands, I'm just wondering how you would think Equistages compares to Strategy (I can see that the Crude fiber of Equistages is much higher than Strategy, but if someone could possibly explain it in better detail that would be great and highly appreciated). She should receive 3.5-5.5 lbs per day if she isn’t getting any hay/pasture. I would also make sure she is not being bullied at the feed bunk and that the other horses in the pen are giving her ample opportunity to eat. I’m afraid to founder him.. Thank you! I have been running an Equine Rescue for about 20 years…. But she’s in great shape for an older mare. Or should I decrease it some to feed in only one meal? We have lots of grass and she is currently on a stock feed and I don’t want to switch her to something that will make her “hot”. The Special Care will provide vitamins, minerals, etc. You will need to provide loose salt free choice and have fresh clean water available. Keep in mind that most senior feeds actually contain dehydrated alfalfa right in the pellets – so you may not need to do separate alfalfa pellets. Hi, I have a 25-30 year old paint mare that I just rescued. Why don’t senior feeds have higher fat content? Thank you for contacting us! It is so hard to keep weight on her. Hope that helps you – and good luck with getting her back in shape! per day of feed. This is all assuming he can still chew hay properly. Please let us know if you have any further questions! He had some infections that really sapped him, but we got all that under control. DuMOR Senior Equine Feed is a premium quality horse feed, developed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of senior horses (age 16+*.) Some horses are inherently harder keepers than others and will need more feed. On our website, on each product page there is a feeding rate calculator on the “Feeding Directions” tab where you can plug in your horse’s weight and activity level, and it will tell you how much you should feed. Whether you have a senior horse or a frequent competitor, Purina has the right horse feed for all stages of life. This can absolutely be done safely, in a couple ways. In feeding Special Care, provide plenty of hay along with it and feed .25 lbs. Have her teeth checked and get on a deworming program. Keep working with a vet with dental expertise to stay on top of any dental issues. If your horse depends solely on senior feed and cannot eat hay, the minimum about of senior feed he should have per day for maintenance is: 800 lb. Thanks rf. Do you think the amount he gets now (with the grain) is okay, or should we up it? JavaScript is disabled. This is Cleo, 45 days after starting on SafeChoice Senior horse feed. Thank you ~ Gayle R. We have a 30 yr old gelding, who still acts 20…but can’t keep on weight. We feed him an alfalfa flake morning and evening, and 4 lbs of Kelly’s Golden Age Senior with 2-4 lbs of 4-way grain. $10 off (10 days ago) printable nutrena horse feed coupons - Best Coupon Codes. He’s on pasture, Eq. Most senior feeds are also lower in starch and sugar, or NSC. what should i be feeding her to help her gain and maintain weight? horse: 4-6 lbs. Make sure if you go solely with senior that you are feeding according to tag directions and giving him a sufficient amount based on his bodyweight. I’m sure she probably needs another float job. So yes, switching to Triple Crown Senior (or ProForce Senior!) I had her teeth floated and I give her a special diet of pellets for older horses, cause she is now 23. If she still has most of her teeth (a new float job is definitely recommended), and does seem to be consuming most of her hay, then she is likely fine on her current ration. Thanks for the question! bodyweight. In addition, the probiotics and prebiotics in this feed will help populate the gut with beneficial bacteria; these help break down feed into nutrients that the horse can more easily absorb. Ranch Pro Senior Horse Feed, 40 LB . of Safechoice (regular) per day. You can follow the transition plan listed in this blog post: http://www.horsefeedblog.com/2011/08/transition-feed/. Join Date: May 2010. horse: 10 -12 lbs. So I’m wondering if feeding once a day will be ok if I work towards it over a couple of weeks. Love Nutrena! A good option is a complete Sr. feed like SafeChoice Senior, soaked and fed at recommended feeding rate. It sounds like you are doing all the right things with your older horse. I do try to separate him from my arab mare who is bossy, but i’m just really concerned we’re coming to the end of the trail here with him. Currently he is eating a total of 7 lbs of feed (which soaked makes about 16 qts) plus he eats 4 lbs of alfalfa pellets (makes 12qts soaked) a day…this has been split into two meals…half in the morning and half in the evening. Senior feed usually fills this bill very well – soft pellets they can easily chew, lots of digestible fiber, a little extra protein to maintain muscle mass, and added fat for body condition. Save Up To See price at checkout Click here for more details. I’m feeding a 34 year old Appy mare. $1.50 3 days ago $2 off bags of Nutrena horse feed products ($2/1) See Coupon.Grocery Coupon . For his size, he should receive about 2 lbs per day of that product, to maintain weight. should I mix the two for a while ? During the winter I am wondering should I up his senior feed and lower the pelleted hay amount? Your email address will not be published. Evolution Senior is a low glycemic, multiparticle feed (contains pelleted and extruded components) for senior horses (>15 years of age and another indication of aging). Feeding a Senior Horse Quality on a Budget - Duration: 7:50. https://www.horsefeedblog.com/2010/06/how-to-weigh-your-horse-without-a-scale/, https://www.nutrenaworld.com/product/safechoice-senior-horse-feed, https://www.horsefeedblog.com/2015/03/how-to-weigh-your-horse-without-a-scale-2/, a cup of one feed can weigh a lot more or less than a cup of another feed, http://www.horsefeedblog.com/2011/08/transition-feed/, http://www.prognutrition.com/pn/products/supplements/top-line-xtreme/index.htm. Senior #35240 / Platinum Senior horse feed. d coupons - Updated Daily 2020 . Stands alone at times and lays down here and there. Senior feeds have higher crude fiber levels than regular horse feeds. Will take a look at giving her the senior feed, but since I have five horses, I like having a feed that I can give them all. They said he was a Morgan cross when we took him in as a rescue almost two years ago. Thank you for your interesting question about your 20 year old Arabian that is thin and has no teeth. They have different ingredients and levels of nutrients than regular horse feed. My vet suggested that I take him off Senior feed (being that he doesn’t have issues eating it) and put him on a feed with higher fat (his senior feed was 8% fat, the new feed is 14% fat plus top dressed w/ 18% fat feed). on 2-lbs Safechoice Mare & Foal (divided into 2 meals) Feeding rate of Senior feed will have to be adjusted periodically depending on body condition and forage quality/availability and the horse’s ability to chew and consume enough. You are doing a good thing with your old boy! I am considering switching to the senior feed and was wonder at what rate do I change over to a new feed? This will provide him more calories in the same feeding amount. He weighs about 250-300 lbs and we are having trouble keeping weight on him. per day of this high fat (22%) rice bran and flax seed nugget. estimated at now 25 years old.. he has ALWAYS had weight issues but this winter we really dropped due to 2 abscessed teeth on the upper R, pulled and atb’s given, floated the rest of his teeth, but now he is just balling up his hay and not really getting it. Bet they keep you busy . While you mention you don’t want to increase his feed and risk foundering him, the fact of the matter is that he needs more calories. She is fed twice per day appx 4 lbs per feeding. Most of us have that one special senior horse – maybe he’s been with us for a long time, or maybe you’ve rescued him in his old age from a bad situation. Hello Ken, Great question. My recommendation would be to start with Nutrena ProForce Senior. Thanks, Emily. Thanks ~ Gina T. My Ted is 30 something- -a great veteran of old… I feed him 4 to 6 lbs./day Senior Safe Choice, Alfalfa cubes mixed w/ beet pulp, hay, and this winter I added soy fakes and extruded mix. Hope that helps – let us know if you have more questions! When you start to blend feeds in a feeding program often times the horse does not get the correct balance of vitamins and minerals. >>Yearling Qtr horse (looking like easy keeper!) Feed 1 – 3 lbs. She eats some then takes a break then eats alittle more. Gina T. I have a 30 yr old who has dental issues, not keeping on weight and recently colicked. Senior horses can be categorized two ways – those that can eat hay and those that can’t. We would also suggest not mixing in other grains – just keep it at the highest fat/calorie level senior feed you can, and push that too him. Have a rescue 30y/o TB, he taped at 850#, still on pasture 24/7, switched to SC Senior 3 wks ago, 14# daily. of beet pulp to my 31 y.o. Bag. I love it because I love my horse and you guys have his interest when making this feed. Some signs to watch for include trouble maintaining weight when it hadn’t been a problem in the past, trouble with maintaining muscle tone, a decrease in hoof quality or hair coat quality, and particularly in the 25+ crowd, trouble chewing hay – you would see small balls of wadded up hay laying around if that were an issue. Keep in mind though that if she is already prone to colicing, it may simply be something you have to deal with for her. He was underweight and had diarrhea constantly. I read good things about Safe Choice Senior. Hey i have a older mare I have just started on senior feed. She put all her weight back on plus some and her coat is so beautiful and shiny. He has been on Equine Senior feed about 10-12 lbs/day plus a lb of Rice bran powder twice/day on top, then watered down to a mash..he gets that down pretty good, I was hoping getting him on grass might help this spring, has intermittent loose stools, is on a regular worming program, and tested fine for parasitic control. I would then suggest balancing the diet with Safe Choice Senior. e feed coupons - freecouponcodes.net. horse: 5 – 7.5 lbs. for every 100 lbs. Sincerely ~ Gina T. I have a 20 year old Arabian and she is thin and has no teeth wut should I feed her that will help her get bk in shape. Hi there, Thank you ~ Roy J. Hello I have a 36 yr old Arab he eats 9 lbs of feed a day in 3 meals plus 2 lbs of beet pulp and a supplement for his joints as well as he is given 2 slabs of hay a day which mostly keep him busy pulling all apart. Hi have a question i am currently switching to Proforce senior feed from purina senior feed for my thoroughbred and was wondering if it is supposed to be soaked in water first because of the beet pulp shreds that are in the mixture but i am also giving her alfalfa/grass mix with it please help thank you. Have you ever heard of Dumor? Your email address will not be published. Thank You. A*A = All American brand horse feed. Coupons For Purina Equine Senior - get-coupon-codes.info. Thank you ~ Gina T. I have a 35 year old quarter pony, and he has begun to loose weight. e feed coupons - freecouponcodes.net. For this reason most senior feeds are a 14% protein, to provide the needed levels of amino acids lysine, methionine, and threonine. Hi LuAnn, Great question. Any suggestions ? If you can’t do an additional feeding, then you may have to increase the size of his current meals. Check the feeding directions to see if it is a complete feed that can be used for horses who can’t consume hay/pasture, and make your determination from there. (Equine Senior VS Triple Crown Senior) I have a 40 year old paint horse that refuses to give up. Senior Horse Feed comparison I have a senior horse who has been losing weight. Hope that helps! In addition, you can add a high fat supplement like empower boost to add additional calories if needed. I have a few questions I would like you to consider for your Morgan gelding as we look at his diet: You can pour warm water on the feed and let it soak for a few minutes and it will become a mash that requires virtually no chewing. Keep in mind that due to his draft horse size, the feeding rates are going to seem very large if you compare it to a light breed horse. It may surprise you to know, however, that the majority of people who feed a senior ration are not feeding it correctly. >>14 yr old Qtr mare AND a 9 yr old Qtr Stallion (not breeding this year) on 2 lbs of SafeChoice Original Hope that helps! I feed him by what the says 4 1/2 lbs in the morning and the evening to total of 9 lbs aday. Thank you for contacting us. I have a 23 yr and a 19 yr, I feed both of them Triumph complete, I rope off of the 19 yr and the 23 yr is retired from roping. Because most senior feeds on the market today can be fed as a sole ration (ie 16-18 lbs. Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse. 2,469 Posts #2 • Oct 31, 2014. Hope that helps! If you are currently feeding a product lower in protein and reduced amino acid levels, you may be seeing your horse deplete muscle mass and body condition. Senior feeds on the market today need to meet a wide range of needs for our older friends – some are like yours and need a great deal of calories, while others need the benefits of a senior feed without the calories – thus many senior feeds fall in the middle to try to meet the needs of both through wide feeding rate ranges. He does eat hay but can’t really chew it well enough to live on it. A helpful tool to evaluate your horse’s condition is Topline Balance. Triple Crown Senior (and most senior feeds) contain plenty of alfalfa meal already, so they are getting plenty of fiber intake through the feed. I blanket him because otherwise he is cold. Hello Hannah, Thank you for contacting us. He was underweight and losing muscle along the top line, and hips. Gideon is a small horse, about 14.2. From a nutrition perspective, I would definitely recommend either a performance feed or senior performance feed. Best wishes! Feed at regular times - at least twice daily - with three daily feedings preferred. Good luck with your old guy, and nice job so far of caring for this rescue! We changed the diet from a maintenance level feed to senior feed. Fjords do tend to be easy keepers – if your mare is doing well on the Special Care I would keep her on it. Add to Wish List. We do strongly recommend ensuring hay or pasture is available all day, or split into at least two feedings per day, however, to keep the gut full of fiber. Hi there, first of all make sure she has been thoroughly checked by a vet to rule out any health issues that could be causing weight loss. I find ballancing is hard because he gets terrible diarreah. ons - C. oupon and Discount Codes . Hello Paula, Thanks for the question. Hi Emily! Below is a guideline for correct feeding amounts for senior horses. One other thing to try: you can add Empower Boost in addition to his senior ration. $20 off (16 days a go) printable purina equine senior coupons. We have used LifeDesign Senior as a sole ration for our rescued Arabian (very bad body condition) for about 3 years and he looks great with a lot of energy. Still hopeful. If according to the directions on the feed you choose, you find that 5 pounds per day of the concentrate will meet your horses nutritional needs, you may be able to do one feeding per day. ... Shadowtheunicorn 7,090 views. A kitchen scale or fish scale will do the trick very nicely for you. Place help My ponies lost lots of weight has no back teeth could you please tell me how many pounds per day of feed should I be giving him he has Cushing’s and has been prone to laminitis please. I really need some advice on Senior feeds. Hello Ginger, Thanks for the question, and for considering SafeChoice Senior horse feed! Save $10 Off $25 purchase via code "SHOP25" or Extra 20% Off with code … Thanks for your question! I have him on senior care feed and I am wetting it. The vet has checked him and all is fine healthwise. Been riding her when I can, she’s frisky and loves to go for rides. How many pounds of grazing can I estimate they take in? dumor feed coupons - allspecialcoupons.com $3 off Get Deal $3 off dumor horse feed coupons - freecouponcodes.net. To gain weight, 3 lbs per day. horse: 14 -16 lbs. Seemed like he was struggling to maintain his weight this summer and Nutrena introduced their new Senior Feed and it has worked even better than Life Design for putting some weight on him. I have had him for 20 years now and I know his days are numbered but until he gives up, I will keep taking good care of him. Hello Sandy, Thanks for contacting us. Thanks! Masterfeeds Senior is our lowest NSC complete feed. horse: 14 -16 lbs. been thru this several times ; some passive ones took 10 months to adjust and others few weeks. It sounds like you may need to go to Senior feed as the sole ration, and soaking it is probably best with his past of dental issues. This easy-to-chew recipe offers a … Thank you ~ Gina T. Hi Gina! He is wormed on schedule and the vet checked his mouth to make sure he didn’t have any infected teeth. He is half draft and half quarter 17.1 hand draft body. You may also want to try beet pulp if he's losing weight, but if not, try Nutrena Equine Senior: He isn't skinny. Hello I have a senior (23 yrs) miniature horse. Many thanks. If you tried to feed senior, you would need to feed 6 to 9 lbs. He is doing well on without getting fat. The new feed may also be lower in calories. Thanks! He has plenty of energy and is getting more feed than my other three larger horses combined. **Do not feed less than 0.6 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight per day. Very think and drafty legs. Once you have the right amount of feed, make sure you split it in to two or three feedings per day to help minimize intake per meal. what do you recommend, as I dont want to increase his feed and founder him. Thanks for your help! Therefore, even if your horse is able to eat hay along with the senior feed, you still need to feed the minimum amount (5-7.5 lbs. $10 off (5 days ago) Macys has over 1000 Specials. Add Review . $3 off (1 days ago) dumor feed coupons, Coupons Code, Promo Codes. From there, we recommend feeding grain according to the directions, which will tell you how many pounds of feed to give your horse each day based on her weight and activity level. Thank you ~ Roy J. I have a miniature horse that, according to my vet, is “way north of 30 yrs old”…she is little (probably about 24”) and around 300-400 pounds (? There are a few higher fat senior feeds on the market, including our new ProForce Senior, which is launching in select parts of the US. (he now eats mostly hay pellets). I’m told at the feed store that if she has no problems with what I feed her she should be fine. We would suggest increasing her feed, ideally through an additional feeding if possible. My question is does anyone know of a good senior feed? on 3 lbs Safechoice Sr Below are the results of a recent feed trial. Thanks Nutrena! That covered, it sounds like you may want to add Empower Boost to what you are currently feeding her. I have a 32 yr old Thoroughbred/Quarter horse mare, still ride her. Thank you, Ellie. If I followed your formula it would be a very large amount of grain. $20 off (3 days ago) Purina’s Horse Feed Trial. She gets 6 lbs a day plus 1 lb beet pulp. With work mornings and nights are easy but lunch is hard for me to do. I hope this information is helpful, please let us know if you have more questions! Also, simply keep an eye on her condition as you go, and adjust basis her weight and muscle tone. They have free choice hay and will go to pasture later in spring. Introduction . These are very safe because they are higher fiber and lower starch than other products and have the protein/amino acids to help rebuild muscle. Hi, I have a senior horse (Thoroughbred), I’m not exactly sure how old he is since we got him from a rescue but my vet said he had to be in his 20’s, so by his behavior I’m assuming he’s around 23-25 (he’s still able to run around like a older teen (on a good day) but tires very quickly). It’d be akin to you only taking a half a vitamin pill each morning – it’s just not enough of those nutrients. Triple Crown also makes a nice high fat senior feed as well that you might look in to. Feeding and Nutrition for the Senior Horse . Does consistency matter with feed? He was extremely skinny when we got him (just skin and bones) and he’s still pretty skinny but it looks like he’s starting to put on weight. I feed him 12 lbs senior and then 6 lbs pelleted hay a day. Thanks for your interest and question. How much would you recommend that he be fed and how often. DuMOR Senior Equine Feed, 50 lb. It sounds like you are doing the other things right – teeth, deworming, etc. I would like to solely feed her the safe choice at 12 lbs per day. I have a 21 year old National Show Horse. She is on Total Equine and Alfalfa. Does this have everything she needs or do I need to add additional supplements. EXAMPLE: A 1,000 lb horse has ten 100 lb increments (1,000 divided by 100 = 10). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. we see every thing from way to fat to way to thin, from young to old. 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