I went and ripped the tags off the bags and this is what I found out:
NSC on the Safechoice Senior Molasses formula is 20%
NSC on the Safechoice Senior "Dry" formula is 18%
The other nutritional analysis' look the same.
That doesn't sound like a lot of difference, does it?
As a matter of fact, I had a bag from Nutrena's Triumph Senior Horse Feed and it has 22% NSC, more than the molasses formula of the Safecoice Senior and it doesn't have a molasses feel or smell at all. It must be higher in cereal grains.
So, being that my guys aren't insulin resistant and I am feeding such small quantities anyway, I think I am fine with the molasses formula and I'm sure they will like it better anyway because I can smell it through the bag.
Really, it isn't insulin resistance or laminitis or anything like that I am thinking about......it is that energetic 3 yr old! He will only get a dab (like 1/2 lb) as a treat when the other guys are getting theirs, but he doesn't need any extra sugar, lol! And it could be that when I use up my current feed and switch to the Senior I could buy something different for the 3 yr old. But it would be very convenient to serve everyone the same goodies.
I really wouldn't think much more about it except that the website doesn't list a dry vs. molasses formula. I wonder if the dry formula is special order or something??? Because the NSC on the website matches the molasses formula.
I wonder how this compares to Safechoice Original and Perform? (Off to take a gander).