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post #11 of 19 Old 05-06-2013, 11:55 PM
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I'll check in the morning if I have an empty bag with tag. Purina doesn't list ingredients on the website.
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post #12 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 AM
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I found this on another website (NOT the manufacturers, so I am not guaranteeing it's accuracy).

Wheat middlings, dehydrated alfalfa meal, ground soybean hulls, cane molasses, dried beet pulp, ground rice hulls, soybean oil, ground corn, calcium carbonate, stabilized rice bran, vegetable oil, lignin sulfonate dehydrated, dehulled soybeanmeal, flaxseed, monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, salt, l-lysine, dl-methionine, iron oxide, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetaqte, citric acid, propionic acid, choline choloride, copper sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, zince oxide, cholecalciferol, vitamin b-12 supplement, tocopherols, bioflavin, calcium pantothenate, xanthan gum, vitamin A acette, calcium lodate, nicotinic acid, magnesium oxide, cobalt carbonate, ferrous carbonate, manganous oxide, natural and artificial flavors, sodium selenite. 21% roughage products: Dried Beet pulp, Ground rice hulls and ground soybean hulls.
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The tag says slightly different. And names a few more things, or they're switched around.
It does state "7% ground rice hulls" and "10% ground soybean hulls", which would leave 4% for beet pulp. Also, alfalfa standing before the rice hulls, means minimum 10% alfalfa.

Also, for those who hear "corn"... it's less corn than beetpulp, so no need to panic

For me, it's not a bad feed at all, cardboard or not...
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Hmm.

Which do you guys think is better for an active pleasure horse, Safechoice Original, Safechoice Perform or Strategy Healthy Edge?

I am actually feeding very little of either one, usually 2-3 pounds a day. That was one of the reasons I bought Perform the last time, because it seemed more concentrated so I figured even though I am not feeding a lot they are getting more out of it.
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post #15 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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We feed Strategy to our guys and it has done a good job helping put weight on my daughters colt. We have had no problems with it and the price is good.

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The tag says slightly different. And names a few more things, or they're switched around.
It does state "7% ground rice hulls" and "10% ground soybean hulls", which would leave 4% for beet pulp. Also, alfalfa standing before the rice hulls, means minimum 10% alfalfa.

Also, for those who hear "corn"... it's less corn than beetpulp, so no need to panic

For me, it's not a bad feed at all, cardboard or not...
Yeah, I mean, beet pulp paper pulp, what's the difference??? Lol

I have fed it before and had no problem with it, but my horses DO better on this Legends Performance, but it is fairly local, I think.

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I fed it for about 3 months, But I need to steer clear of carbs due to my gelding being prone to thrush which thrives on sugars. I liked that it could convenient to buy at TSC which ADM is only sold at certain feed mills. Cardboard or not, I am sure my horses have eaten worse! Lol I used to only feed oats with a vitamin. Mineral supplement added......
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Hmm.

Which do you guys think is better for an active pleasure horse, Safechoice Original, Safechoice Perform or Strategy Healthy Edge?

I am actually feeding very little of either one, usually 2-3 pounds a day. That was one of the reasons I bought Perform the last time, because it seemed more concentrated so I figured even though I am not feeding a lot they are getting more out of it.
Unfortunately the name Safe Choice is misleading, as I said, the Healthy Edge is lower in sugars.
It's a matter of preference I guess. My gang likes the HE better, but, as I said, would agree with the Life Design line of Nutrena. They weren't too thrilled with the SC. Spoiled rotten.......
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I liked the Healthy Edge as an extra source of calories in the winter, particularly since it has some added fat. It's also the only low NSC feed I can buy other than plain grass hay pellets. I was able to feed maybe 1-2lbs of it per day, mixed with hay and hay pellets, to my mare with chronic laminitis to help her out when it was really cold. She had lost a lot of weight for a while and was having a hard time in the winter. We had no trouble with it, and it is really very low NSC for a Purina product, and I think that's beneficial for any horse.
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