And here's a recap... MY ORIGINAL POST:
What's a good "all purpose" supplement to feed a horse who is active but is an easy keeper, and besides her hay, only gets about a handful of grain twice a day? She doesn't need more grain than that, but I want to make sure she's still getting all the vitamins and minerals she needs. She has a free choice red mineral block in her stall that she loves, and she's on a hoof supplement, but what's a good "all purpose" or general supplement I could feed her to make up the rest of what she needs?
Talked to SmartPak and then posted this...
Well first of all, I just want to say that the SmartPak people are SO nice!! This girl talked to me for a long time about Sandie, what she eats, how much pasture time she has, what we do, etc. and came up with the following...
Right now, she is already on this hoof supplement...
It has 140mg of Biotin, so she's already getting a lot of biotin there...so for now, she recommended I start her on this along with it...
"Smart Omega 3" SmartOmega 3 from SmartPak Equine
The perfect addition to ANY supplement program! SmartOmega 3 is carefully formulated to promote good health and general wellbeing by providing three areas of support that all horses can benefit from:
1) Omega 3 Fatty Acids from Flax Seed and Fish Oil
2) Probiotics, Prebiotics and Enzymes for digestive health
3) Beta Carotene and 500 IU of Vitamin E – two vital nutrients found in fresh pasture, which many horses lack
Feed SmartOmega 3 alone for general wellness or combine with your horse’s existing supplement regimen for an extra level of support. Adding SmartOmega 3 to your horse's current supplement program will take it from good to GREAT.
Feed 28.35 g daily (1 scoop = 28.35 g) Declared Ingredients
IngredientPer ServingPer PoundGuaranteed Analysis per 28.35 g: Crude Protein (Min), supplying:16% Leucine1,450 mg Valine224 mg Isoleucine200 mg Crude Fat (Min), supplying:34% Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Linolenic Acid)5,600 mg EPA21 mg DHA14 g Omega 9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid)1,750 mg Omega 6 Fatty Acid (Linoleic Acid)1,400 mg Crude Fiber (Max)25% Vitamin A10,000 IU Vitamin E500 IU Lecithin550 mg Fructooligosaccharides250 mg Mannanoligosaccharides250 mg Pancrelipase, supplying:100 mg Amylase9,970 USP Protease9,970 USP Lipase2,390 USP Direct Fed Microbials, supplying: Enterococcus Faecium70 million CFU Lactobacillus Acidophilus70 million CFU Lactobacillus Casei70 million CFU Bifidobacterium Longum5 million CFU
NEW - PELLETS! A comprehensive vitamin and mineral formula designed to meet the nutritional needs of the easy keeper being fed little or no fortified grain, and hay or pasture that is grass or a grass/alfalfa mix. These tasty pellets can easily be fed alone, without grain!
In addition to a comprehensive and balanced selection of vitamins and minerals, SmartVite EZ Keeper Grass Pellets provide amino acids and essential fatty acids, along with pre and probiotics for digestive health.
Feeding Instructions: Feed 50 g daily, 1 scoop = 50 g
IngredientPer ServingPer PoundCrude Protein (Min)10.5% L-Lysine2.5% DL-Methionine1.2% L-Threonine0.7% Crude Fat (Min)5.7% Crude Fiber (Max)9% Vitamin A17,000 IU Vitamin D33,250 IU Vitamin E750 IU Vitamin B12425 mcg Menadione (Vitamin K)15 mg Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)750 mg Thiamine (Vitamin B1)85 mg Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)85 mg Niacin (Vitamin B3)425 mg d-Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)85 mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)85 mg Folic Acid30 mg Biotin3.5 mg Inositol125 mg Choline70 mg Calcium (Min)4.2% Calcium (Max)4.4% Phosphorus1.7% Salt (Min)5% Salt (Max)5.2% Magnesium2% Potassium2.1% Chromium350 mcg Cobalt12.5 mg Copper100 mg Iodine1.5 mg Iron137.5 mg Manganese150 mg Selenium1.5 mg Silica0.43% Zinc400 mg Direct Fed Microbials350 Million CFU Yeast Cultures625 Million CFU
Does your horse need the extra vitamins or is it just something you want to do? Is there something specific you are looking to add to her diet?
She's a VERY easy keeper, which means she needs only a handful of grain at feeding time just to feel like she got something, but I want to be sure that since she's not getting a full serving of grain that she can get her vitamins and minerals elsewhere