Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care

safechoice special careLow, controlled starch formula for horses with metabolic concerns and easy keepers

SafeChoice Special Care is specially designed for horses that are prone to metabolic issues related to starch intake, and is formulated at just 11% starch. If you’re looking to avoid corn in your horse’s feed, SafeChoice Special Care is the perfect choice. It’s also ideal for easy keepers, ponies, and miniature horses.

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  • Formulated without corn or corn co-products
  • Ideal blend of nutrients offers controlled starch and fat levels for a balanced source of energy
  • Guaranteed amino acid levels to support muscle maintenance and development
  • Added prebiotics and probiotics to aid in digestion
  • Organic trace minerals for improved immune support and skin/coat/hoof health
  • Pelleted form

Does your horse need to lose weight, without losing muscle? View the results of our feeding trial here.


 

Guaranteed Analysis

Smart Grain Formulation®

What makes some feeds better than others? What nutrients really make a difference in your horse's health? And how do we deliver the right combination for your animal? Those were our questions. Smart Grain Formulation® is our answer.

Nutrient Level
Crude Protein 14.0%
Lysine 0.80%
Methionine 0.30%
Threonine 0.50%
Crude Fat 7.0%
Crude Fiber max. 15.0%
Dietary Starch* max. 11.0%
Sugar* max. 4.0%
Calcium 0.90 - 1.20%
Phosphorus 0.70%
Copper 50 ppm
Zinc 160 ppm
Selenium 0.60 ppm
Vitamin A 3,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D 350 IU/lb
Vitamin E 100 IU/lb
Biotin 0.45 mg/lb
Lactobacillus acidophilus 5.1M CFU/lb
Lactobacillus casei 5.1M CFU/lb
Bifidobacterium thermophilum 5.1M CFU/lb
Enterococcus Faecium 5.1M CFU/lb

* NSC (Non-structural Carbohydrates) = Dietary Starch + Sugar

Feeding

Life Stage Activity Level Lbs Feed per 100 Lbs Bodyweight
Maintenance Maintenance 0.25 - 0.5
Pregnant Mares First two trimesters of gestation 0.25 - 0.5
Pregnant Mares Last trimester of gestation 0.5 - 0.75
Lactating Mares Early lactation (foaling to 3 months) 1.0 - 1.5
Lactating Mares Late lactation (3 months to weaning) 0.75 - 1.0
Performance Horses Light exercise 0.5 - 0.75
Growing Horses* Foals Creep feed
Growing Horses* Weanlings 1.5 - 2.0
Growing Horses* Yearlings 0.75 - 1.5
*Do not feed growing horses to excess body condition.

Feeding Tips:

  • Use the feeding table as a guide for feeding SafeChoice® Special Care. Be sure to monitor your horse's body condition closely and adjust the feeding rate as necessary for the desired body condition and activity level.
  • Feed clean, good quality hay at the rate of 1.0 to 1.75 lb (kg) of hay per 100 lb (kg) of bodyweight per day or the pasture equivalent.
  • Divide the recommended feeding level into two or more equally spaced feedings per day.
  • Fresh, clean water should be available at all times, except to hot and tired horses. Always cool down your horse properly before providing free access to water.
  • Horses should be maintained at a body condition score of 5 or above. Broodmares should have a body condition score of 6 or above prior to foaling.
  • Salt should be available free choice at all times.

Tips for a Healthy Horse:

  • All dietary changes should be made gradually over a period of 7-14 days until recommended feeding rates are achieved.
  • Make certain that horses have adequate forage or pasture available.
  • Make certain that all horses are on regular parasite control, dental examination and vaccination programs.
  • Monitor body condition regularly and adjust feed intake as needed.
  • Store feed properly to prevent exposure to moisture or contamination by insects or other pests.
  • Never offer moldy hay or feed to horses.

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