Purina Enrich Plus
Today’s horses are typically limited to a single type of forage in one geographic area. Pastures in the same area or even different sections of the same pasture can have inconsistent nutrient values. Unfortified grains such as straight oats and corn can also have variable amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins. So horses need your help to achieve the nutritional balance they once derived naturally.
Enrich Plus® Ration Balancing Feed Adds Necessary Nutrients to Your Horse’s Diet
Enrich Plus® is a concentrated, pelleted ration balancing horse feed that may be fed as a horse’s sole ration along with quality hay or pasture to provide the proper balance of protein, vitamins and minerals without unnecessary calories. It can also be fed with unfortified whole grains.
Enrich Plus® Ration Balancing Feed is Best Suited for:
- Easy Keepers: Easy Keepers who maintain body weight and condition on hay or pasture alone, or are not able to eat the minimum recommended amount of another feed without gaining unwanted weight.
- Young, Growing Horses: Young, Growing Horses who may require concentrated nutrition to support growth and development, but with fewer calories to support slower growth rate or reduced body condition when recommended.
- Stallions & Early Gestation Mares: Stallions & Early Gestation Mares that may need a more concentrated source of nutrition. Also appropriate for working horses who may need a protein, vitamin and mineral supplementation.
Features & Benefits
Including Selenium and Vitamin E to help address the damaging effects of free radicals
Added Vegetable Oils
For a shinier, healthier hair coat, skin and hooves
Help maintain metabolic function
Designed to be fed with hay or pasture
Provides required nutrition without excess calories
Corn-free and Oat-Free
For horses with specific sensitivities
High Quality Protein
With essential amino acids Lysine and Methionine to support muscle maintenance, growth and repair
Low Starch & Sugar
Concentrated formula with no grain and low starch and sugar
Protein, Vitamin & Mineral Fortification
Fills nutritional gaps common in forage and unfortified grains
Highly digestible and naturally palatable
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
Formulated by PhD Equine Nutritionists to provide necessary nutrition without excess calories
*For horses that do not approximate this expected mature weight (such as miniature horses, ponies and draft horses), feeding rates for mature horses at maintenance can be estimated based on 0.1 - 0.2 lbs Purina® Enrich Plus® per 100 lbs body weight per day.
**Always provide a minimum of 1% of the horse’s body weight in hay or the equivalent in pasture.
|Age (months)||Weight (lbs)||Enrich Plus® (lbs/day)||Hay (lbs/day)|
|4 - 8||400 - 700||2.5 - 3.0||8 -14|
|9 - 17||700 - 900||2.0 - 2.5||14 - 18|
|18 -24||900 - 1000||2.0||18 - 20|
***More rapid rates of growth can be achieved by adding grain to the diet. However, given the inherent nutritional inconsistencies of straight grain diets, more rapid rates of gain are more safely and successfully achieved by using one of the completely fortified and balanced horse feeds by Purina. Contact your local Purina retailer for the feed that best suits your needs. The nutritional needs of foals less than four months of age are better satisfied with products such as Purina® Ultium® Growth, Strategy® GX or Omolene #300® horse feeds.
Maintenance & Reproduction****
(based on 1,100 pound mature weight)
|Lifestyle||Enrich Plus® (lbs/day)||Hay (lbs/day)|
|Horses at maintenance and broodmares through the 2nd trimester of gestation||1.0 - 2.0||22|
****The additional calories needed during the last trimester of gestation and during lactation can be provided by adding grain to the diet. However, given the inherent nutritional inconsistencies of straight grain diets, a more nutritionally balanced and desirable source of calories can be provided by using an appropriate Purina® horse feed designed to meet the needs of gestating and lactating broodmares. Contact your local Purina retailer for the feed that best suits your needs.
|Lifestyle||Enrich Plus® (lbs/day)||Hay (lbs/day)|
|Horses performing occasional work or recreational activities||1.5 -2.5||22|
*****The additional calorie and nutrient demands of such horses may be better satisfied with products such as Purina® Ultium® Competition, Strategy® GX, Strategy® Healthy Edge®, Omolene #100® or #200®, #400® or #500® horse feeds.
Feed at regular times; divide total daily feeding into at least two servings with three daily servings preferred. Reduce and/or delay feeding a horse that is hot, excited or showing pain, fever or diarrhea. Be sure to weigh your feed using a scale. A small scale can be purchased in the fishing department of many sporting goods stores.
Feed horse in a natural position from troughs placed at normal head height or lower. Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times. Provide your horse with access to salt.
Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites. Be sure that horses are free of dental problems. Prevent the rapid eating by the horses of any feedstuff. Observe your horses' condition daily. Consult your veterinarian if any problems arise.