Nutrena SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed, 50 lb. at Tractor Supply Co.
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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
Package Size: 50 lb.
Product Type: Horse Feed
Brand: Nutrena SafeChoice
Manufacturer Part Number 94516
Nutrena SafeChoice Maintenance Horse Feed, 50 lb. is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old horse looks, acts great Been feeding Maintenance to my 24 year old roping horse for over three years. There have been a couple times I ventured off, tried Tribute and a couple others. I always come back, there is a profound difference in his coat, color and sheen as his overall performance.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides all the needs for my horses diets! My veterinarian told me what components he wanted for my horses diets and I found everything in the Safe Choice feeds!
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Feed and Service I have been using safe choice senior for 13 years on my now, 34 year old gelding named Quincy. Words cannot express how much I believe in this product. He has been quidding for the last 7 years and without this complete feed he probably would no longer be with us. In fact, I can still ride him. No one can believe he is 34! I soak the food and he gobbles it up. Of course I use Smartpak supplements and he gets soaked hay cubes in addition but the feed is the main staple. I started my 27 year old mare on it a few years back and she is great as well!
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from horses love it It has the vitamins & minerals my horses need to stay healthy.
Date published: 2018-09-18
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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
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