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post #1 of 7 Old 12-06-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Does Omelene #200 contain alfalfa?

Does anyone know if Purina Omelene #200 horse feed contains any alfalfa? I have a horse that may be allergic to alfalfa so I want to make sure that #200 is alfalfa free. I know that Purina Omelene #400 is advertised as being free of alfalfa, but I'm not sure about #200. Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 08:05 AM
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As usual, Good Ole Purina does not give a complete guaranteed analysis.

Purina Horse Feeds - OMOLENE

You could either call them or find another feed.

I hate to sound ugly but, after what I've been thru with their WellSolve line and they never returned my calls, I'd find something else you're sure of
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 03:23 PM
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considering it isn't a "fixed" formula then there are no promises

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I also sent an e-mail to Purina with this same inquiry, but they did not respond. So, with no definitive information on Purina Omeline #200, does anyone have another recommended horse feed that is known not to contain any alfalfa? Thanks!
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-08-2011, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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To be fair to the folks at Purina, I did get a response back from them late today. They indicated that all of their horse feeds contain alfalfa except for Omelene #400.
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why don't you go with something like timothy pellets then a vitamin/mineral supplement

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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Good luck finding a commercial feed that is completely alfafa free. Our little guy wasn't allergic to alfalfa per se, but he couldn't eat anything with alfalfa in it due to the potassium content. Anything with more than minimal potassium in it would kill him...and it did, eventually. If we had known the entire story on his health (thanks to that vet for not telling us everything because he didn't want to hurt our feelings with the truth (spoken very snidely!)), we'd have known to do things differently.

Omolene 400 doesn't normally have alfalfa in it...normally. Since it's processed at the same plants as the other Omolene products, there is plenty of room for contamination - either by error or carelessness.

You might be better off mixing your own feed ration. It isn't all that hard. We used timothy pellets and beet pulp, along with flax meal. All of our horses have free choice hay - plain old bermuda grass/prairie hay.

Yes, I know - the beet pulp in our area has molasses in it - and molasses is high in potassium, but we didn't know at the time exactly what was wrong with our little guy.

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