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Nutrena Safechoice Original Horse Feed

Safechoice Original Horse Feed is the time-tested controlled starch formula for all life stages. Nutritionally balanced for growing and mature horses alike, SafeChoice Original helps make feeding a wide range of horses more convenient – without sacrificing nutritional quality or peace of mind.

Guaranteed maximums of starch and sugar levels

  • Digestibility:
    Ideal for horses with digestive disturbances
  • Topline Balance:
    Including Topline Balance, the Nutrena brand’s unique approach to topline health
  • Organic Trace Minerals:
    To support immune system strength, we include organic trace mineral complexes
  • Consistent Nutrients:
    Every bag of Nutrena feed delivers consistent nutrient levels
  • Prebiotics Probiotics:
    Added prebiotics and probiotics support the intestinal microbes to help your horse achieve more efficient absorption of nutrients.

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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. 17.0%
Sugar* max. 5.0%
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


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
Performance Horses Moderate exercise 0.75 - 1.0
Performance Horses Intense exercise 1.0 - 1.5
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® Original. 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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