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    12-15-2008, 01:38 PM
NSC numbers from Yahoo Cushing's Group

Carb Guard - less than 11% (Sheri Becker Equi tested NSC 6.4%)
1.9% simple sugar and 4.6% starch

Vintage Gold - 32%
Vintage Mare Foal - 33%
Vintage Senior - 20%
Vintage Racer - 30%
Vintage Sweet - 35%
Vintage Victory 36%
Demand - 26%
Contender - 34%
Hunter - 33%
Trotter - 25%
Sport 40%
Strider - 42%
Charger - 39%
Pacer - 48%
Rider - 44%
Horse 10 - 45%

BOSS - Black oil sunflower seeds. NSC 5.6%. 15-16% protein, 40% fat. 6 oz cup
weighs 3 oz.

Safe n Easy - 12.5% NSC pelleted, 16% - texturized (non tested)

Dynamite H.E.S. Pellets test at NSC 10.90% (Linda in Calgary with A&L labs)


Platform Senior - 16.1%
Platform Mini & Pony - Total starch 18%, sugar 2.5% = NSC 20.5%


NSC 12.8%, (12.2 sugar, .6 starch)

KER (Kentucky Equine Research and Flint River Mills)
Cool Balance - NSC 29% (from company rep)

LMF - Low Carb Complete Stage 1 - 11% or less (current 2007 tests average 6-8%)
LMF Senior - 30%


MAC- PLAIN Beet Pulp - 13.4 sugar, .6 starch = 13.9
NSC (tested by melanie April-17-06) Probably a 2005 batch

MAC - PLAIN Beet Pulp (batch# K628202-03) meaning (K) Crookston plant, (6) meaning 2006, (282) meaning the 282nd day of the year and the (02) meaning the shift. 18.6% sugar, .8% starch = 19.4% NSC. This was tested twice for sugar as Dairy One did not believe the results of the sugar. 11-21-06 (tested by Melanie)

MAC Plain Beet Pulp ESC simple sugars 7.1% seems to always been under 1% starch so total NSC should be 8% or less. Batch K7182 (Melanie Equi tested 8-3-07)

NSC 9.7%, 9% sugar, .7% starch (tested by Joan and Dazzle)

SafeChoice - 22.8% (6.4% sugar, 16% starch) ( Solper)

Lite Balance 17.1% NSC (12.8% starch) Info from Nutrena


NSC 14.1% (Sheri Becker tested with Equi 5.2% simple sugar and 8.9% starch)

Senior 31.3%
MVP - 17.4% (27% protein)
Stablemate 14 complete - 16.3%
Endure 10:12 - 33.7%
Endure 10:8 - 33.9%
Carb Safe - 10% or less

ProAdvantage grass formula (ration balancer): 13%
Lo-carb: 19%
Senior pelleted: 22%
Senior Textured: 24%
(was told they use Dairy One for testing) Chanda

Horse Chow 100 - 16%
Horse Chow 200 - 18%
Strategy - 28%
Omelene 100 - 40.5% (eeegads!)
Equine Adult - 20%
Equine Jr - 23%
Equine Sr - 22%
Complete Advantage 22.9% (beet pulp based)
Nature Essentials (Mare & Main) supplement - 16% (protein about 12-14%)
Nature Essentials Born to Win 16% (but 32% protein)

REVOLUTION Feed - 19% NSC - Katy Watts - 12% fat (Equi tested)


Happy Hoof - 15%


Low Carb Complete (pelleted - hay) - 8.6%

10% performance - 41.5%
14% performance - 38.2%
Complete 21.7%
Senior - 15.7%
Growth - 19.8%
Low Starch - 15.0%
Lite - 15.9%
12% - 29.7%

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    12-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Peggy are the percentage numbers after the names the amount of nsc in each feed?
    12-17-2008, 12:48 AM
Yes they are

So if you have 25% NSC in a feed that is .25lbs per lb so if you are feeding say 6lbs (that is min on most feeds) you are feeding 1 1/2 lbs of sugars and starches in your "hard feed" or grain product ...
    12-17-2008, 05:14 PM
I'll never understand why all the senior feeds are some of the biggest "junk" foods when that group is most at risk for IR, Cushings and Founder.

Peggy maybe you should also list the NSC of plain grains...Ive heard straight corn is upwards of 75%?
    12-17-2008, 05:35 PM
OK but it will take me a bit ... I will go pull the latest numbers off of Dairyone or equinalytic(sp)
    12-17-2008, 05:50 PM
The following numbers are all from here http://www.equi-analytical.com/Commo...GetResults.asp

Shelled Corn 68% to 77% NSC
Oats 43% to 61%
Barley 51% to 67%
Beet Pulp 3% to 19%
Corn Glutten 15% to 30%
Distillers Dried Grains 3% to 17%
Soybean Meal 12% to 17%
ALfalfa pellets 6% to 13%
Alfalfa cubes 7% to 12%
Grass hay 8% to 17%
Alfalfa HAY 8% to 13%
Grass pasture 6% to 20%

I think I got most of them ifyou wanna know anything else just ask and I can TRY to find it LOL
    12-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Fantastic Peggy! You do so much work for the rest of us. I copied and pasted this and am printing it off for my "horse files"
    12-18-2008, 11:16 AM
What is the daily requirements for an average sized adult horse not under training but ridden regularly? Or do they not need any?
    12-18-2008, 11:43 AM
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
What is the daily requirements for an average sized adult horse not under training but ridden regularly? Or do they not need any?
Daily requirements of what sugars and starches??

Most horses meet the daily requirements of glusose needed with hay and/or pasture there really is no NEED to supplement the sugars and starches UNLESS you have a racehorse or a horse in HEAVY HEAVY training...
    12-18-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Great information, thanks for sharing

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