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post #1 of 3 Old 04-16-2009, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on the new Purina Equine Senior?

Info on it here: http://purinadifference.com/stellent...cmd0014920.pdf

Looking into Senior feeds for my rescue. Opinions on this? He's on Strategy right now but I feel as if it isn't cutting it really.
I like the idea of being able to make him a mash. He's not in a good enough condition for any serious dental work yet, he is able to eat his grain. It just takes him longer and he mashes most of it up with his lips and spittle anyways.
That and the fiber. Until my three year is sold he's going to keep getting picked on and chased off the hay all the time (they each get there own hay, on separate ends of the paddock but he still chases him off T_T). He gets plenty of grass every day but still.

I kinda wish he would push him down the totem pole like my nine year old does. The old guy is at rock bottom D:

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-16-2009, 08:14 PM
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We actually use Purina Senior exclusively on our rescues and our older horses. Stratgy is a good feed, don't get me wrong. But Purina Senior is actually a cooked feed, meaning that older or hard to keep horses are able to digest the feed much easier. So even though Strategy has a higher fat content, the actual nutritional value a rescue can get from the feed is limited compared to the senior. We had a 40+ year old MFT mare that was on senior until she passed away from a tumor. She had only a few front teeth, no molars left. She was an easy keeper on the senior, esp. if we wet it down to a mash or gruel content. She'd close her eyes and just go to town, slurping and smacking her lips. Plus with equine senior, the roughage is built in, so if a horse is unable to graze, there is no need for hay. (unless you're jsut trying to avoid boredom) And the senior is used by a lot of persons who do endurance riding. Since after a ride it is easier and faster for the horse to digest. But then again, I love all the Purina products. :)
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Thats smdly :) I'll be keeping a lookout at my local feed store for it. The new Purina's are supposed to be coming out...next month I think?

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