Alright, so I can't for the life of me remember. What is the optimal amount of Vitamin A for a yearling to get? Currently she is getting 13,000 IU with the UltraShine and Mare and Foal combined, plus whatever is in the limited grazing that she gets (24/7 grazing but we just dont have much grass, period). Too much? Too little?
Also, how much protein is she supposed to be getting? She's probably getting enough but I'm just not 100% sure. I'm also not sure how to calculate how much she's getting, since its in precentages on each bag. UltraShine has 19%, Alfalfa/timothy pellets are 12%, and Nutrena has 16%, plus, again, whatever is in her grazing and her hay.
Just for reference- the analysis of each of the things she's on.
Crude protein (min.) 19%, Argine (min.) 1.7%, Leucine (min.) 1.13%, Isoleucine (min.) 0.75%, Valine (min.) 0.89%, Lysine (min.) 0.78%, Phenylalanine (min.) 0.88%, Threonine (min.) 0.69%, Histidine (min.) 0.42%, Methionine (min.) 0.30%, Tryptophan (min.) 0.32%, Crude fat (min.) 31%, Crude fiber (max.) 9%, Calcium (min.) 0.6%, Calcium (max.) 0.9%, Phosphorus (min.) 0.6%, Magnesium (min.) 0.45%, Cobalt (min.) 0.5 ppm, Copper (min.) 110 ppm, Manganese (min.) 270 ppm, Selenium (min.) 1.8 ppm, Zinc (min.) 340 ppm, Vitamin A (min.) 8,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D (min.) 1,600 IU/kb, Vitamin E (min.) 230 IU/lb, Vitamin K (min.) 1.5 mg/lb, Thiamin (Vit B1) (min.) 7.5 mg/lb, Riboflavin (Vit B2) (min.) 4.7 mg/lb, Vitamin B3 (min.) 28 mg/lb, Biotin (min.) 0.55 mg/lb, Folic Acid (min.) 2.4 mg/lb, Pantothenic Acid (min.) 30 mg/lb, Vitamin B6 (min.) 2.5 mg/lb, Vitamin B12 (min.) 30 mcg/lb, Sugars (max.) 5%, Starch (max.) 3.8%, Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.) 18.7%. Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.) 5.3%.
Protein - Not Less Than 12%, Crude Fat - Not Less Than 1%, Crude Fiber - Not More Than 32%, Moisture - Not More Than 12%..
Nutrena mare and foal:
Crude Protein 16%, Crude Fat 6%, Calcium 0.85 to 1.25%, Lysine 0.85%, Phosphorus 0.7%, Threonine 0.5%, Methionine 0.35%, Crude Fiber max. 9%, Zinc 180 ppm, Copper 60 ppm, Selenium 0.5 ppm, Vitamin A 5,000 IU/lb., Vitamin D3 500 IU/lb., Vitamin E 80 IU/lb., Biotin .45 mg/lb.
Her daily feeding plan as of right now is:
3 lbs Purina Equine Junior (I still have most of a bag left of it, so I figured I'd use it up and use it to transition her slowly)
2 lbs Nutrena Mare and Foal
1/2 cup DuMor UltraShine
2 lbs 60% Afalfa 40% Timothy pellets, soaked
free grazing, cruddy grass
18 lbs Jiggs Costal Hay, 2nd cutting
Thats all in two seperate feedings divided up. Within the next two weeks she'll be on only Nutrena Mare and Foal, 3.5 lbs- and no Purina.
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