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appylover31803 12-30-2008 03:48 PM

Guaranteed Analysis
I'm doing some research on feeds again.
I'm been very cautious with what feeds I might want to get since I can't seem to find any that say that do or don't have potassium (For Vega, my mare with hypp NH)

For Instance, Buckeye's Trifecta.
Now it has molasses in it, as well as alfalfa. Something that is NOT recommended for hypp positive horses, yet in the analysis, it says nothing about potassium.
Buckeye Trifecta (33950)
TYPE OF FEED: Fortified Grain Mix
PACKAGING: 50 lb Paper Bags
AGES: Performance Horses


Extruded grains enhance nutrient absorption and promote good gut health
High Vitamin E for improved nerve and muscle function
Added vegetable oil for optimal performance and increased caloric density
Contains all pellets so there is no sorting of ingredients
Added yeast for improved palatability
Added amino acids for improved muscle development
Low starch levels help with gut health while added beet pulp is an excellent energy source

Crude Protein, Minimum 12.00%
Crude Fat, Minimum 12.00%
Crude Fiber, Maximum 14.00%
Calcium, Minimum 0.80%
Calcium, Maximum 1.30%
Phosphorus, Minimum 0.50%
Copper, Minimum 45 ppm
Zinc, Minimum 150 ppm
Selenium, Minimum 0.6 ppm
Vitamin A, Minimum 6000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, Minimum 120 IU/lb
INGREDIENTS: Wheat Middlings, Ground Corn, Heat Processed Soybeans, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Heat Processed Flaxseed, Steam Rolled Hulless Oats, Brewers Rice, Heat Processed Wheat, Ground Beet Pulp, Maize Distillers Dried Grains, Yeast Culture, L-Lysine, DL Methionine, Cane Molasses, Vegetable Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Polysaccharide Complex of Manganese, Polysaccharide Complex of Iron, Polysaccharide Complex of Copper, Polysaccharide Complex of Zinc, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12, Ascorbic Acid, Anise Flavor, Natural and Artificial Flavor.

If I did want to feed this to her, would it be safe, even though there is alfalfa and molasses in it, yet the analysis says nothing about potassium?

LizAndCollin101 12-30-2008 06:22 PM

Why don't you contact the feed manufacturer about it or your local vet. Sorry I Cant be of any more help but that is what i would do.

appylover31803 12-30-2008 07:15 PM


luvs2ride1979 12-30-2008 09:14 PM

That's because Potasium levels aren't "guaranteed" in that mix. They vary depending on the quality pf the alfalfa.

If she's not a hard keeper, I would feed her just a vitamin supplement that has little to no potassium, mixed in with some whole or ground flax (or Omega Horseshine) and alfalfa/bermuda or timothy hay pellets. Add some water to the pellets, so they break up and the supplements stick to it.

Peggysue 12-30-2008 10:07 PM

Call Buckeye they are great about helping you ... tell the person who answers you need an equine nutritionist and tell them what you need ...

appylover31803 12-30-2008 10:09 PM

Ok, thanks so much!

Glad to know this. I stopped buying treats because I was never 100% sure if it had potassium in it or not, so it looks like I did a good thing :)

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