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starlinestables 07-10-2010 02:52 PM

Total Equine Feed
 
I have a boarder with a 6 y/o paint gelding. 950 -1000 lbs. Medium Keeper. He is on good pasture 24/7 with free access to salt/minerals. Light work. A few of their friends recommended Total Equine Feed. I personally don't think it's the right feed for them but I wanted to compile other opinions for them.

Protein (minimum) 15.00%
Fat (minimum).. 5.00%
Fiber (minimum)... 20.00%
Calcium (minimum)... 0.75%
Calcium (maximum).. 1.25%
Phosphorus (minimum). 0.50%
Salt (minimum). 0.40%
Salt (maximum) 0.80%
Copper .. 20.00ppm
Zinc .. 60.00ppm
Iodine ... 0.50ppm
Selenium .. 0.30ppm
Vitamin A ..... 2,000.00IU/lb.
Vitamin D . 300.00IU/lb.
Vitamin E . 30.00IU/lb.

Ingredients
Alfalfa Hay, Corn, Parboiled Rice Bran, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Roughage Products (10%), Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Limestone, Diatomaceous Earth (and inert carrier and anti-caking agent), Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dried Kelp Meal, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, DL-Methionine, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride. Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12, Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol, (A source of vitamin D3 activity), Ferrous Carbonate, Cobalt Carbonate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide and Folic Acid.

Peggysue 07-10-2010 08:17 PM

With corn as the second ingredient I wouldn't touch it

starlinestables 07-10-2010 09:41 PM

Peggysue go read their website.. Total Equine Quality Horse Feed

They actually advertise that some low quality roughage is actually good for the horse because it slows digestion... lol

luvs2ride1979 07-10-2010 10:57 PM

I'm not a big fan of feeds with corn or "roughage products."

If he keeps his weight up fine with pasture when riding light, then if you have him in work, I'd put him on a ration balancer type feed or a overall supplement mixed in with some alfalfa or timothy hay pellets.

Peggysue 07-11-2010 08:10 AM

corn is not roughage at alll.. it is a high sugar.starch grain which horses have a problem digesting to begin with ...

luvs2ride1979 07-11-2010 08:32 AM

I know that Peggy... Keep reading down the ingredient list. It says "roughage products." I don't like anything that vague in my horses' feed.

Peggysue 07-11-2010 01:35 PM

I wasn't talking to you Luvs :) we are both pretty picky when it comes to our feeds LOL I dont' like any grains or products in mine


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