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        03-07-2011, 08:21 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Starline-

    Yeah you are pretty close...within about 30 miles I think!

    What is the purpose of the ration balancer?

    What she is getting as of today:

    -11lbs alfalfa pellets
    -1 cup ground flax
    -SmartVite Maintenence Alfalfa Pellets
    -SmartFlex Joint Supplement
    -1tbsp of paprika (just for fun to see if it works)

    She seems to be doing very well on this so far and has definitely gained some weight already.
         
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        03-07-2011, 08:29 AM
      #12
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    The ration balancer is designed to balance your hay type so you own't need the smart vit maintence and it had more of just about everything plus has added amino acid profile

    Check the label against the smart vits and decide both will work the ration balancer is just a few more calories
         
        03-07-2011, 08:46 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Thanks Peggysue-

    I going to post the analysis from both products websites (hope this is ok). To my untrained eye, it seems like the SmartVite has more included...

    SmartVite:
    Crude Protein (Min)
    10.5%
    L-Lysine
    1.2%
    DL-Methionine
    0.5%
    L-Threonine
    0.21%
    Crude Fat (Min)
    5.7%
    Crude Fiber (Max)
    9%
    Vitamin A
    16,500 IU
    Vitamin D3
    2,380 IU
    Vitamin E
    425 IU
    Vitamin B12
    425 mcg
    Menadione (Vitamin K)
    9 mg
    Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
    400 mg
    Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
    56 mg
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
    56 mg
    Niacin (Vitamin B3)
    280 mg
    d-Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
    56 mg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine
    56 mg
    Folic Acid
    48 mg
    Biotin
    4 mg
    Inositol
    125 mg
    Choline
    64 mg
    Calcium (Min)
    1.4%
    Calcium (Max)
    1.6%
    Phosphorus
    4.25%
    Salt (Min)
    5%
    Salt (Max)
    5.2%
    Magnesium
    1.6%
    Potassium
    1.7%
    Cobalt
    16 mg
    Copper
    168 mg
    Iodine
    2 mg
    Iron
    176 mg
    Manganese
    192 mg
    Selenium
    1.6 mg
    Silica
    0.34%
    Zinc
    612 mg
    Direct Fed Microbials
    94 Million CFU
    Yeast Cultures
    560 Million CFU


    Purina Enrich 12:

    CRUDE PROTEIN

    MIN


    12.00

    LYSINE

    MIN


    1.00

    CRUDE FAT

    MAX


    2.00

    CRUDE FIBER

    MIN


    15.00

    CALCIUM (CA)

    MIN


    2.85

    CALCIUM (CA)

    MAX


    3.85

    PHOSPHORUS

    MIN


    2.50

    COPPER (CU)

    MIN


    185

    SELENIUM (SE)

    MIN


    1.50

    ZINC (ZN)

    MIN


    500

    VITAMIN A

    MIN


    24000

    VITAMIN E

    MIN


    500
         
        03-07-2011, 08:49 AM
      #14
    Started
    What is the serving size on the smart vit?

    There's a big difference of 1.5% of 1lb compared to say 2 ozs :)
         
        03-07-2011, 08:55 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Sorry!

    The SmartVite is 80 grams.
         
        03-07-2011, 09:26 AM
      #16
    Started
    I will do the math after I feed to compare them

    You might email Kent the list of nutritients off of the smart vit I know I got all that info off of the 32 that way.... I emailed them what I wanted to know and they filled in the numbers and emailed it back to me LOL
         
        03-07-2011, 09:28 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    I don't know what we are trying to convert or what "numbers" we are trying to get...

    I am sorry, but I am really inexperienced with this stuff :(
         
        03-07-2011, 09:37 AM
      #18
    Started
    You want to convert all % to grams per serving :) so I have to wake my brain up to do that LOL

    I have to feed and rough groom four horses then I will work on it for you... I have been meaning to do it anyway and just hadn't gotten to it so no biggie just takes a bit check back tonight
         
        03-07-2011, 09:40 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    I appreciate you :)

    And so does Santana!
         
        03-09-2011, 10:56 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Peggysue-

    Sure hoping that you had time to get to this :)
         

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