Low starch and sugar diet for horses with special needs. WellSolve L/S® horse feed offers a simpler, more streamlined dietary option for veterinarians and horse owners who are caring for special needs horses that may benefit from a low starch and sugar diet.
Feed Form: All Pellets
Recommended For: Horses with special needs
WellSolve L/S® horse feed
Feeding Directions with Hay or Pasture
It is important to keep in mind that consistency is key—this includes consistency of feed ingredients, management and timing of meals. Prolonged fasting interrupted by one or two large meals per day is not advised. Instead, we recommend a feeding plan that mimics natural grazing behavior by providing feed that a horse can nibble on throughout the day. The best way to achieve this is with long-stem forage and several small, consistently spaced meals of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed.
Start with the amounts recommended for the weight and class of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased to obtain the desired body condition and weight. More specific recommendations may also be obtained from a Purina representative. Please consult the tag sewn onto this bag for nutrient analyses and ingredient information.
Guideline of Pounds of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed to Feed Daily along with Hay*
Horse Body Weight in Pounds
|Performance - Light Work **||5.0||6.0||7.5||9.0||10.0||11.0|
|Pregnant Mares (1-8 months)||3.0||4.0||5.0||6.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0|
|Pregnant Mares (Laast 90 days)||5.5||7.0||8.5||10.0||10.5||11.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||11.0|
|Lactating Mares (1.5 lbs of hay per 100 lbs Body Weight)***||4.0||6.0||8.0||10.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||13.0||15.0||16.0|
These recommendations are a starting point that may need to be adjusted up or down to accommodate different horses’ metabolisms, management practices, and forage quality and quantity. For further information regarding the use of this product visit www.wellsolveequine.com, call a WellSolve® Horse Feed Specialist at 1-877-454-7109, or ask your veterinarian.
* These feeding recommendations are for horses eating 1.0 lb of hay per 100 lbs of body weight per day in addition to WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed. Lactating mares should eat 1.5 to 2.0 lbs of hay per 100 lbs of Body Weight per day. This is the minimum amount of good quality hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, decrease amount of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed fed by 1 lb per 2 lbs of additional hay fed. Do not feed less than 0.3 lbs of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed per 100 lbs of Body Weight daily. If horses gain too much weight at this minimum feeding rate, then horses should be changed from WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed to WellSolve W/C® Horse Feed.
** Add Nature‘s Essentials Amplify® supplement (1.0 to 2.0 lbs/day) for horses having trouble maintaining weight when following WellSolve L/S® recommendations for performance horses.
*** Add Nature‘s Essentials Amplify® and Enrich 32® supplements (1.0 to 2.0 lbs/day) for lactating mares or consult with a WellSolve® horse feed specialist or your veterinarian regarding the use of Ultium® or Strategy® horse feeds to help meet higher energy requirements.
Feed at regular times. Divide total daily feeding into at least two servings with 3 to 4 daily servings preferred. Do not feed over 6 lbs of WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed in one serving. DO NOT feed free-choice. Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days. Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse. Always feed a minimum of 1 to 1.5% of Body Weight of moderate to good quality, clean hay or pasture. Horses with special needs may not be able to tolerate sugar and starch content of good quality hay or pasture. Soaking hay to reduce sugar content and restricting pasture intake may be necessary for these horses. Inadequate amounts or poor quality hay may lead to colic and other digestive disturbances. Have salt and plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times. Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites. Be sure that horses are free of dental problems. Horses doing intense work should be fed a diet designed for horses with higher energy requirements such as Ultium® or Strategy® Horse Feeds. This product is not recommended for young growing horses under 2 years of age. A product such as Omolene #300®, Equine Junior® or Strategy® Horse Feed should be creep fed separately to foals of lactating mares being fed WellSolve L/S® Horse Feed.
CAUTION: Always follow label directions. Feeding added selenium resulting in total diet levels in excess of 0.3 ppm is prohibited.