Equine Active Senior
Purina’s Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists and Veterinarians never stop researching new ways to address the specific needs of aging horses.
Amplify® high-fat nugget and ActivAge™ prebiotic are just two of the senior horse nutrition breakthroughs included in Equine Senior® Active horse feed.
Features & Benefits
Exclusive ActivAge™ Prebiotic
Scientifically studied in senior horses to support optimal function of the aging immune system
Purina® Amplify® High-Fat Nugget
A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for weight maintenance, shine and bloom
Controlled Sugar and Starch
Provides a diet lower in nonstructural carbohydrates that may be suitable for aging horses with carbohydrate sensitivities
Vitamin & Mineral Fortification
Designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of senior horses to support immune function and overall health when fed as directed
Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition–2007” published by the National Research Council
Scientifically formulated with a blend of fiber sources including loose beet pulp helps maintain the senior horse’s body condition and support normal digestive function
Contains Vitamin E to provide additional support for a healthy immune system
Multiple Energy Sources
With more calories from fat, less from sugar to provide a diet lower in nonstructural carbohydrates to help aging horses with difficulty managing blood sugar levels
Support strong muscle growth, shiny coat and healthy hooves
Designed to be fed with hay or pasture
||||Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture*||7.00||9.50||12.00||14.50||17.00|
||||Equine Senior® Active Horse Feed**|
|Maintenance — Minimum Activity||2.00||2.50||3.25||3.75||4.50|
|Maintenance — Average Activity||2.75||3.50||4.25||5.00||5.75|
|Maintenance — Elevated Activity||3.25||4.25||5.25||6.25||7.25|
|Early Gestation (first 250 days)||2.75||3.75||4.50||5.50||6.25|
|Late Gestation (last 90 days)||4.25||5.50||6.75||8.00||9.25|
* This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, reduce the feeding rate of Equine Senior® Active horse feed by 1 pound for every additional 2 pounds of hay fed.
** Do not feed less than 0.3 pounds per 100 pounds of body weight per day.
For horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, please consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
- If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace Equine Senior® Active horse feed with Enrich Plus® ration balancing feed.
- If your horse is having trouble chewing or digesting hay, then you should replace Equine Senior® Active horse feed with Equine Senior® horse feed for the special needs of older horses that can no longer chew and digest hay or pasture.
- 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.
- 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.