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post #1 of 5 Old 04-22-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Assurance vs Triple Crown

I have an 8 year old ottb. He is a hard keeper and we have been struggling to keep him at a decent weight since I bought him 2 few years ago. Right now he is on a round bale 24/7 and getting triple crown senior. Have been thinking about putting him on triple crown complete or my friends been trying to get me to switch to Assurance performance. Not sure what is the better choice? Needs to be low nsc and gentle on his stomach. Thinking about switching because they both are higher in fat than the senior and he's an active young horse.
*teeth, deworming, etc is all utd. He just has a fast metabolism
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I'm a huge fan of the triple crown senior. I can't get it conveniently anymore so I have mine on the safe choice Senior and some weight gain twice a day. He seems to be doing well on it.

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Well this is a "yes I guess not" answer.

1. Assurance Feeds has managed to form an alliance with KER (Kentucky Equine Research) and appears to make use of KER's equine nutritionist.

The bad news is that, while I didnt look too hard, I can't find an ingredients list for any of their Performance line of feeds. If they don't choose to place the ingredients list on the bag, that means they are able to use "by-products", "a product of", or any other similar words to fill the feed or ration balancer with enough stuff to meet the guaranteed analysis.

If that is the case, it is very disappointing for something that is connected to KER

2. Triple Crown used to have an ingredients list on their bags and therefore guaranteed what was in the bag. I didn't go to their website, so don't know if that is still true.

3. Assurance surprisingly listed Equi-Jewel rice bran as part of their product line. They don't make Equi-Jewel but it is a great equine rice bran and is around 22% HEALTHY FAT. If you're looking for healthy fat, stabilized/calcium fortified equine rice bran would be something to consider.

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I have a friend that has 2 OTTB's on Triple Crown Complete and they both look amazing. One is 18 and could easily pass for 10 years younger.

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No comment on the diff feeds - it would only be from what I found on websites, & walkin has already said little there for the assurance... But I wanted to say, try to get to the root of the problem. Rather than just accept he's a 'hard keeper' and feed him more, try to discover why he's 'failing to thrive' and address those things. If not teeth or worms, I'd be looking at gut issues/ulcers - particularly if he's OTTB. Nutritional imbalance could also be part of it, or your feeding regime - for some reason he's not utilising the calories he's getting... And you say feed must be low NSC & 'gentle on his stomach' so I'm thinking you know there are some probs there...?
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