What was she eating before?No it's for my barrel racing horse she hurt her leg is on stall rest for 3weeks and she can't compete or be ridden for 8wk i don't want her gaining weight
Safe Choice isn't low fat...It's low starch. Fat isn't generally an issue.If she has to have grain, Safe Choice Special Care is low starch, low fat. But if she isn't working right now, she doesn't need high protein, you can go with a 12%. But good grass hay is your best bet, especially if she isn't being fed grain already.
I would strongly suggest you don't alter her diet too extensively because you run the risk of colic or an impaction if you adjust her diet too quickly.No it's for my barrel racing horse she hurt her leg is on stall rest for 3weeks and she can't compete or be ridden for 8wk i don't want her gaining weight
The Purina website conveniently doesn't disclose the NSC of this feed, but some internet searching suggests that it has a NSC of 31%? So...if that's true...practically everything is lower in starch.Purina omolene 500
I hope you're not talking to me - I wasn't slamming your response. I actually feed the Nutrena Safe Choice Special Care...but the name is somewhat misleading because it's not *that* low in starch, if that is the main goal. As my vet says "I love everything about this feed except the name." My horses like much better than Triple Crown Lite, so it becomes an issue of actually getting them to eat it...and they are all too expensive to waste.Whatever. I have used Nutrena Safe Choice Special Care on different occasions very successfully with horses that need lower starch, especially my mini's. If you have a brand other than what I use that you want to recommend, then recommend it, that is all I do when a question is posed. If you don't agree with the responses I give, then give your own advice, but stop slamming every single post I make that is in response to a direct question from the OP, not a response I am hoping you agree with.
As for Nutrena, they have been a fairly consistent feed company, more so than Purina, but I have used both successfully and am currently feeding Purina Ultium Growth and Purina Strategy. I have fed Triple Crown and am not impressed, it didn't do anything for my seniors, or my juniors that I fed it out to and I am not paying their price when the feed isn't doing what it should. Without good pasture, feed grain. With good pasture I would watch the condition of my horses and make the call of whether or not to feed grain.