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post #1 of 20 Old 09-15-2008, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Nutrena Safe Choice...

So im switching my three year old over to Nutrena's Safe Choice...
Anyone else there on it already and have any stories to tell?
Good or bad?
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post #2 of 20 Old 09-15-2008, 01:30 PM
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I absolutely love that stuff. Bc of the nutrients you don't have to feed as much as you would of any other feed. I would def switch back to it if I could but its so expensive where I live.

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
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yeah, I've heard really good things about it....and I work at a feed store so we carry it....
Here we sell it for $15.10

My mare is now and was on Nutrena Triump 10 pellet and we sell that too but its not the greatest feed in the worold, granted, its not the worst either but I only want whats best for my baby girl!


And plus, I heard that with Safe Choice, you don't have to add all the vitamins and what not into the feed since its pretty balanced.
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We have been feeding the Safe Choice since February this year and are going to switch back to what we were feeding before. The reason for the switch is because their feet are terrible. For the previous 8 years, we feed an alfalfa based pellet with Hoffman's minerals and never had cracks, chips or white line problems.

Nothing else has changed in their routine (farrier) or diet so were hoping changing back is going to fix the problem.
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We have been feeding the Safe Choice since February this year and are going to switch back to what we were feeding before. The reason for the switch is because their feet are terrible. For the previous 8 years, we feed an alfalfa based pellet with Hoffman's minerals and never had cracks, chips or white line problems.

Nothing else has changed in their routine (farrier) or diet so were hoping changing back is going to fix the problem.
YOur old diet was much better then SAfe choice IMO SAfe choice is higher in sugars/starches at 23% and that can create hoof issues as well as many other helath issues

Safe choice is not a fixed formula meaning that whatever is cheapest that fits teh MIN on it is what goes in .. so one week you might get corn the next oats the next who knows what ... there are mcuh easier and cheaper ways to ensure your horse is getting proper nutrition
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... there are mcuh easier and cheaper ways to ensure your horse is getting proper nutrition
ok.....how?
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Triple Crown TC30%
Kent's Horsego32
Progressive Pro Advantage Grass formula
Buckeye's Gro N Win
Purina ENrich32

Designed to be fed at 1lb daily nutrition dense cost is 50 to 60 CENTS per day all of the above mentioned feeds are also fixed formula meaning they are the same thing everytime no switching to cheap the cost down :) You do pay more per bag but you feed alot less of it
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We have been feeding the Safe Choice since February this year and are going to switch back to what we were feeding before. The reason for the switch is because their feet are terrible. For the previous 8 years, we feed an alfalfa based pellet with Hoffman's minerals and never had cracks, chips or white line problems.

Nothing else has changed in their routine (farrier) or diet so were hoping changing back is going to fix the problem.
YOur old diet was much better then SAfe choice IMO SAfe choice is higher in sugars/starches at 23% and that can create hoof issues as well as many other helath issues

Safe choice is not a fixed formula meaning that whatever is cheapest that fits teh MIN on it is what goes in .. so one week you might get corn the next oats the next who knows what ... there are mcuh easier and cheaper ways to ensure your horse is getting proper nutrition
Peggysue, the starch and sugar is not listed on the SC label and when we started having problems I couldn't find much info other than what is printed on their label. Where did you find this info?

Thanks!
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I wont feed Purina (sorry, never have, never will)

And the feeds we sell at my work are...
Manna pro
Nutrena
Smeinole
And we don't sell buck eye anymore...no one buys it so no one sells it.
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We have been feeding the Safe Choice since February this year and are going to switch back to what we were feeding before. The reason for the switch is because their feet are terrible. For the previous 8 years, we feed an alfalfa based pellet with Hoffman's minerals and never had cracks, chips or white line problems.

Nothing else has changed in their routine (farrier) or diet so were hoping changing back is going to fix the problem.
YOur old diet was much better then SAfe choice IMO SAfe choice is higher in sugars/starches at 23% and that can create hoof issues as well as many other helath issues

Safe choice is not a fixed formula meaning that whatever is cheapest that fits teh MIN on it is what goes in .. so one week you might get corn the next oats the next who knows what ... there are mcuh easier and cheaper ways to ensure your horse is getting proper nutrition
Peggysue, the starch and sugar is not listed on the SC label and when we started having problems I couldn't find much info other than what is printed on their label. Where did you find this info?

Thanks!
Yahoo's Cushings Group send alot of feeds in to have them tested by the same place the same way in the files on that group there is a big list of them ... when I get time I will start a new thread showing them all... plus some others I have found in my reasearching of feeds ...
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