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What to Feed a Senior Horse

Senior horse feed products are easier to digest than regular types of horse feed products. Older horses may already have weak digestive systems so this kind of feed can minimize damage to them or make digestion easier, keeping old horses healthy and strong.

Senior horse feed products are easier to digest than regular types of horse feed products. Older horses may already have weak digestive systems so this kind of feed can minimize damage to them or make digestion easier, keeping old horses healthy and strong.

 

Life Design® Senior Horse Feed

This feed is specifically designed to be compatible with the particular nutritional needs of senior horses. It is easy to digest and very palatable, giving you an easier time of feeding your horse. It has rice bran, beet pulp and flax seed, and it features prebiotics, probiotics and amino acid levels that help with muscle maintenance and overall health. It is also designed to help with weight maintenance thanks to an appropriate level of fat. Vitamin and mineral levels are also up to par and is ideal for keeping your old horse healthy. You can buy this feed for $14.95.

 

Spillers Senior Conditioning Mix

This feed does not just provide the nutrition an old horse needs, it also contains soybean oil and steam flaked cereals in the form of highly digestible fiber that keeps the horse's digestive system healthy. It is designed for old horses that are still very active and for senior horses that are having weight problems whether it has a difficulty holding its weight or drops weight unexpectedly. It also helps in maintaining mobility for senior horses thanks to its glucosamine hydrochloride content that helps in supporting joint mobility. This is similar to what is found in joint supplements, so you can provide that extra effect in addition to keeping your horse well fed and healthy. You can buy it for $18.95.

 

Purina Equine Senior Horse Feed

It offers a easily-mashed pellet form that is easy to chew and swallow, which is perfect for horses with dental problems or even those with missing or no teeth at all. This Easy Soak Pellet technology also makes the feed easy to digest, keeping the horse's digestive system functioning normally and efficiently. It offers a complete source of nutrition with calories that come more from fat than in sugar, which also helps horses with blood sugar level problems. The horse's immune system will also benefit since it contains vitamins C and E, which keep the immune system healthy. In addition to its nutritional benefits, it is also very palatable for horses, making feeding time a more enjoyable experience for your old timer. You can buy it for $16.50.

Dengie Hi-Fi Senior

This feed is an ideal replacement for hay thanks to its ability to provide energy to a horse like good hay does. It can help your horse gain weight and it is friendly even to horses without teeth or those having difficulties chewing. The alflafa and grasses included in this feed have low dust content that helps maintain respiratory health in your horse. This is thanks to the drying process used in its production which involves very high temperatures that helps in reducing mold. This is designed for old horses but it can also be beneficial to performance horses at their prime. You can buy it for $17.41.

Conclusion

These senior horse feed products are all designed with older horses in mind. Foods you should feed a horse must be easy on the digestive system, including the horse's mouth thanks to their easy-to-chew nature.

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