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EQ8® Senior

Over the past 20 years with innovations in research and development, BUCKEYE® Nutrition and WALTHAM® scientists have developed a formula to help support the most delicate and important system in the horse:  the gut.  With the innovative technology from our EQ8® Gut Health line, EQ8® Senior is lower in starch and sugar, fortified with live probiotics, and with additional fat, digestible fiber and superior antioxidant content your senior horses will be racing to see who gets fed first.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, Min. 12.00%
Lysine, Min. 0.60%
Methionine, Min. 0.18%
Threonine, Min. 0.40%
Crude Fat, Min. 10.00%
Crude Fiber, Max. 16.00%
NSC*, Max. 21.50%
Calcium, Min. 0.70%
Calcium, Max. 1.20%
Phosphorus, Min. 0.60%
Potassium, Min. 0.85%
Magnesium, Min. 0.30%
Manganese, Min. 90 ppm
Copper, Min. 40 ppm
Zinc, Min. 130 ppm
Selenium, Min. 0.60 ppm
Vitamin A, Min. 5,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, Min. 500 IU/lb
Vitamin E, Min. 200 IU/lb
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Min. 65 IU/lb
*Total Microorganisms 100,000,000 CFU/lb

* Not recognized by AAFCO as an essential nutrient

Ingredients

Wheat Middlings, Soybean Hulls, Kibbled Corn, Heat Processed Soybeans, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Oat Mill By-Product, Heat Processed Flaxseed, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Yeast Culture,Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Vegetable Fat Product (Feed Grade), Lecithin, Glycerin, Phosphoric Acid, Proprionic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Acetic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Pediococcus acidilacticii, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum.

Features and Benefits
FeatureBenefit
Lower starch and sugar, added fat and digestible fiber Contains caloric components specifically for senior horses on restricted starch and sugar diets
Fortified with live probiotics Helps the senior horse create a barrier of protection against harmful bacteria
Manufactured using BioFuze® technology Ensures the viability of the priobiotic species
Formulated with steam and pressure cooked grains Increases digestibilty and helps minimize levels of starch reaching the large intestine
Fortified with GRO 'N WIN® technology Provides essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids not adequately supplied by the forage. Guaranteed levels of lysine, methionine and threonine, shown to help muscle condition in the senior horse
Superior antioxidant content Formulated with additional selenium plus vitamin E, and added omega-6 and -3 fatty acids aimed to help reduce inflammation and support healthy immune function
Feeding Directions

Feed at regular times, at least twice daily with three daily feedings preferred.  Feed according to the amounts shown below which are based on the weight of your horse and their level of work.  EQ8® Senior meets the higher calorie recommended allowances when fed at the following amounts/day.  The maximum amount of EQ8® Senior to feed per feeding is 0.5% of body weight.

Work Load
(Pounds of EQ8® Senior per day)
Animal Body Weight (lbs) *Hay (lbs) Idle Light Moderate Intense
600 - 800 9.0 - 16 2 - 5 4 - 6 5 - 8 6 - 10
800 - 1100 12 - 22 3 - 7 5 - 9 8 - 10 8 - 14
1100 - 1300 16 - 25 4 - 8 6 - 10 10 - 13 10 - 16
1300 - 1500 19 - 30 6 - 11 7 - 12 11 - 16 13 - 19
1500 - 1700 22 - 35 7 - 12 9 - 14 13 - 19 15 - 23
1700 - 2000 25 - 40 8 - 13 10 - 16 15 - 21 17 - 26


Forage values are suggested intakes based on good quality forage.  The quality and digestibility of the forage is variable and dependent on the maturity of the plant at harvest.  Horses older than 6 months should be fed at least 1% of the bodyweight as forage to maintain gut health.

When possible, have your forage analyzed to estimate quality and digestibility.

If recommended minimum feeding rate is not met, add 1 lb of GRO 'N WIN® or GRO 'N WIN® Alfa for every 3 lbs of EQ8® Senior underfed.

If additional calories are needed, add ULTIMATE FINISH® as needed.

Always maintain a clean, fresh water supply.
Make salt available free choice.

Testimonials

Pooh Bear is in great condition after living under a bridge

We love this story-meet Pooh Bear! Pooh Bear, a 30 year old ex-carriage horse, was found living under a bridge in very poor body condition. Now, Pooh Bear has a happy home and looks great on EQ8 Senior and Ultimate Finish.

- Buckeye Nutrition

Wizard's top line looks great with EQ8 Senior

I just wanted to let you know how impressed I have been since I switched my horse Wizard from Purina Strategy. It has been a little over two weeks since we switched him to the EQ8 Senior and he has put weight on, his top line is looking great and, even with a late season body clip, he has dapples. Thank you for recommending this product, I will be telling everyone at the events that I am excited about his new feed.

- Christy DeMauro

EQ8 Senior helps Buck look great

Meet Buck! Buck is a 29 year old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Russell and Krista Lea. Buck was having trouble keeping his topline and overall weight. With EQ8 Senior and some management changes, Buck is doing great and looking phenomenal for his age!

- Russell & Krista Lea