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Senior Pelleted

There is no exact age when your horse needs to be considered "senior."  There are, however, many signs that can help determine if your horse is ready to switch to a senior horse diet: difficulty chewing feed, a more prominent backbone or swayback, weight loss, sunken hollows over the eyes, and even gray hair around the muzzle, eyes, and temples.  Older horses are susceptible to Cushing's Syndrome often losing muscle tone over time.  It is important to utilize a diet with omega 6 and 3 fatty acids and increased levels of amino acids to help maintain muscle substance and top-line for these horses.  Owners should also choose a low starch/sugar feed with a higher level of fiber to compensate for lower intakes of forages and maintain healthy hindgut motility.  Highly digestible fiber sources such as beet pulp, alfalfa meal, and soy hulls are a great source of fiber.  As your horse ages, he may not have as efficient of an immune system as in their younger days, so a diet with added selenium and Vitamin E is also important.

By modifying work regimens, maintaining a healthy weight, and providing all of the nutrition these horses require, senior horses can live longer healthier lives than ever before and they will have you to thank.

Senior Pelleted is a complete feed and can be fed to senior horses with poor teeth and are unable to chew forage.

Guaranteed Analysis
Ingredient Amount
Crude Protein, Min. 12.00%
Lysine, Min. 0.55%
Methionine, Min. 0.19%
Threonine, Min. 0.42%
Crude Fat, Min. 5.00%
Crude Fiber, Max. 20.00%
NSC*, Max. 16.20%
Calcium, Min. 0.80%
Calcium, Max. 1.30%
Phosphorus, Min. 0.65%
Potassium, Min. 0.80%
Copper, Min. 25 ppm
Zinc, Min. 70 ppm
Selenium, Min. 0.30 ppm
Vitamin A, Min. 2000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, Min. 200 IU/lb
Vitamin E, Min. 120 IU/lb
Omega 6 Fatty Acid, Min. 2.67%
Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Min. 0.31%

*Not recognized by AAFCO as an essential nutrient


Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Ground Corn, Oat Mill By-Product, Heat Processed Soybeans, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Maize Distillers Dried Grains, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, 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, 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, Choline Chloride.

Features and Benefits
A complete feed, comprised of soft pellets Allows horses with no or poor teeth, and have difficulty eating hay a nutritional meal to keep in good condition
Fortified with Gro 'n Win® technology Supplies essential vitamins and chelated minerals along with amino acids for superior protein quailty to help maintain muscle and bone integrity
Recommended for use with horses in old age or with bad teeth, Cushings, obesity, insulin-resitance, laminitis, colic, and heaves. Provides essential nutrients without providing excessive energy or starch
Low starch and sugar Can be fed to horses with metabolic problems
Increased fiber content Highly digestible and promotes healthy hindgut
Inreased levels of lysine, threonine, and methionine Building blocks for muscle development and maintenance for strong top-line consistency
Contains Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids Reduces inflammation and promotes membrane integrity
Added chelated minerals, yeast culture, and balanced amino acids Allows for increased bioavailability and readily untilized by the body to optimize health and performance
Added vitamin E and selenium Supports the horse's immune function
Heat processed soybeans and added oils Promotes healthy skin and shiny haircoat
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.

For Mature Horses: The following chart is the amount of Senior Pellet to feed in pounds/day showing minimum and maximum with the minimum lbs of hay per day shown (in parenthesis).

Weight of Mature Horse (lbs.)
Average Daily Work 660 - 880
MIN - MAX (Hay)
880 - 1100
MIN - MAX (Hay)
1100 - 1320
MIN - MAX (Hay)
Idle/Inactive 5.5 - 12.5 (8) 7.0 - 14.0 (8) 9.0 - 16.0 (10)
Less than 30 minutes 9.0 - 12.5 (9) 10.5 - 17.5 (10) 12.5 - 19.5 (14)
30 - 60 minutes 10.5 - 14.0 (12) 14.0 - 21.0 (13) 17.5 - 24.5 (16)

For Senior Horses: The following chart is the amount of Senior Pellet to feed in pounds/day showing minimum & maximum when fed as a complete feed*

Weight of Mature Horse (lbs.)
Average Daily Work 660 - 880
MIN - MAX (Hay)
880 - 1100
MIN - MAX (Hay)
1100 - 1320
MIN - MAX (Hay)
Idle/Inactive 7.5 - 12.5 10.0 - 20.0 12.5 - 22.5
Less than 30 minutes 12.5 - 17.5 15.0 - 25.0 17.5 - 27.5
30 - 60 minutes 15.0 - 20.0 20.0 - 30.0 25.0 - 35.0

If the horse is having problems chewing or swallowing, water may be added to make a mash.  Feed as a complete feed* if the horse has difficulty maintaining bodyweight or not shedding their hair coat like they did when younger.

*All complete feeds should be fed 4 times/day

1- BUCKEYE® Harvest Salt
2- BUCKEYE® Grass Plus® Mineral & Vitamin Mix - with grass or mixed hay
or - BUCKEYE® Alfa Plus® Mineral & Vitamin Mix - with alfalfa hay