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Nutrena SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed, 50 lb.

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Controlled starch formula for maintenance horses with moderate energy needs. Nutrena SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed is a proven controlled starch formula that supports healthy digestion at a moderate calorie level. It is ideal to use when your horse's activity level tapers off to a less rigorous level. The protein, energy, mineral and vitamin levels of SafeChoice Maintenance are formulated specifically to maintain the condition of mature horses.

  • Provides balanced nutrition for maintenance to light exercise activity level
  • Moderate calorie level for easy keepers
  • Balanced fiber and controlled starch and sugar help maintain energy level while helping reduce the risk of metabolic concerns
  • Guaranteed levels of biotin to support hair coat and hoof development

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 12.0%
Crude Fat 5.0%
Lysine 0.6%
Methionine 0.25%
Threonine (min.) 0.45%
Crude Fiber (max.) 18.0%
Calcium. 0.8 to 1.2%
Phosphorus 0.6%
Copper 50 PPM
Selenium 0.5 PPM
Vitamin A 3,000 IU/lb.
Vitamin D3 300 IU/lb.
Vitamin E 75 IU/lb.
Biotin 0.45 MG/lb.

Specification Description
Animal Type: Horse
Life Stage: Any
Product Type: Horse Feed
Brand: Nutrena SafeChoice
Package Size: 50 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number 94516
Nutrena SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed, 50 lb. is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 135.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have total confidence in this feed supplying all of my horses nutritional needs.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Love it! Works well for my easy keeper warmbloods, as well as my thoroughbred. I have noticed nicer topline in my thoroughbred as well. It also does really well soaked with water.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Horse Feed I have used this grain for over a year for my horse and it is great. He keeps his weight on really well and his coat is so shiny and soft.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from horse likes it horse likes it ......................................................
Date published: 2018-10-25
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What's the difference between safechoice maintenance and triumph 12 percent pellets. What is the calorie difference between the two

Asked by: Ann lindstrom
Hello, Thanks for the question. SafeChoice Maintenance has slightly higher levels of key amino acids, more biotin, as well as guaranteed levels of probiotics. SafeChoice Maintenance is slightly lower in calories, about 100 kcal/lb less, and also is a little lower in sugar. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-06-22

Did company start putting molasses in this feed? Is it still safe for ir and ppid horses?

Asked by: Jen37
Hello, Thank you for the question. This product has always had a small amount of molasses in it. What you should be looking at in terms of dietary requirements for horses with metabolic issues is the total dietary starch + sugar levels (or "NSC"), as many different ingredients are sources of starch and sugar beyond just molasses. For this product, those levels have always been 20% dietary starch and 5% sugar, or 25% NSC. For IR and PPID horses, we would actually recommend SafeChoice Special Care, or if you have very easy keepers, the Empower Topline Balance. Both products have much lower levels of dietary starch and sugar. We hope this information is helpful!
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-07-11

I have always feed a pallet feed and just starting feeding a little sweet feed have always been afraid of colic what are my chances of colic with this feed

Asked by: steve30
Hello, Thank you for the question! First, just to clarify, the SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed is a pelleted feed, not a sweet feed. In regards to colic, things you should consider are feeding rate (keeping it low to moderate, or feeding more smaller feedings per day if a lot is needed to maintain weight), starch levels (low to moderate levels), and sudden changes in feed. Generally speaking, colic from feed is due to feeding mis-management, not the feed itself. A sudden change in feed (or hay!), or a sudden significantly larger than normal meal size, are far more likely to cause colic than a regular feeding of just about any feed on the market. In regards to the SafeChoice Maintenance product, it is a moderate starch feed, at a moderate calorie level that should allow most maintenance horses to consume a safe amount of feed that should not be any cause for concern. We hope this helps, please let us know if you have any further questions.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-08-12

does this feed contain soy

Asked by: specky
Yes, soybean hulls are an ingredient in this feed.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2016-11-04

Is this a pelleted or textured feed? What is the total sugar content?

Asked by: Louisville KY
SafeChoice Maintenance is a pelleted feed. The sugar content is Max. 5.0 %.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2018-07-11

Hello. Is this product good for a mini donkey? If not, could you please tell me what I can feed it with? Thank you in adavance.

Asked by: Donkey momma
Hello, Thanks for the question. Yes, you can use this product for miniature donkeys - simply ensure you are following the directions on the tag for the weight of your donkey. Another good product for miniature (or any size) donkeys is the Empower Topline Balance.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-10-01

How does this product compare to LMF Showtime? What type of hay (ie: Alfalfa, Timothy, Local Grass) works best to be compatible not to exceed protein supplement supplied by your product?

Asked by: James Anthony Saccotelli
Hello, Thank you for the question. SafeChoice Maintenance horse feed provides similar protein and fat contents to the LMF product. The SafeChoice Maintenance does offer guaranteed starch and sugar level maximums, guaranteed levels of both prebiotics and probiotics, and guaranteed levels of biotin for hoof and hair coat quality, and can be fed along with any type of hay or pasture. The SafeChoice Maintenance is also a pelleted form, where the LMF product is a textured form.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-09-27

Is this feed safe for a horse who has foundered? She is not maintaining weight on just hay.

Asked by: Davis_aok
Hello, Thanks for the question. We would actually recommend that you use either SafeChoice Special Care, or SafeChoice Original if you cannot find the Special Care, instead of the SafeChoice Maintenance product. Both Special Care and Original are lower in starch, which will help with the founder issue, and higher in fat than the Maintenance, which will help with the caloric intake to increase weight gain.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-11-11
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