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Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care Horse Feed, 50 lb.

SKU: 106018599
Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care Horse Feed, 50 lb.
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SafeChoice Special Care is a low controlled starch formula for horses with metabolic concerns and easy keepers. If you are looking for a corn free product, SafeChoice Special Care is the perfect choice.

  • Contains lower levels of starch and sugar than SafeChoice Original; SafeChoice Special Care is specially designed to address concerns about metabolic issues related to starch intake
  • Makes buying feed easy, and feeding convenient; it's scientifically balanced to meet the nutritional requirements of the following: maintenance, horses with metabolic concerns, easy-keepers, miniatures and ponies
  • It's nutrition you can rely on as every bag of SafeChoice Special Care contains calorie-rich fats from vegetable oil, guaranteed amino acid levels to support muscle development and maintenance, plus added prebiotics and probiotics to aid in nutrient digestion
  • Helps your horse make the most of every feeding; SafeChoice Special Care is pelleted to reduce sorting and enhance digestibility of the nutrients critical to a horse's health and performance
  • Balanced energy feed formulated without corn or corn co-products
  • Organic Trace minerals for immune support, increased bioavailability and improved skin, hair and hoof quality

Specification Description
Life Stage: All
Special Diet: Low starch and sugar
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Warranty: No
Part Number: 94510
Brand: Nutrena SafeChoice
Country of Origin: Made in USA
Package Size: 50 lb.
Animal Compatibility: None
Form: Pellet
Manufacturer Part Number 94510
Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care Horse Feed, 50 lb. is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 563.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Great product for my mare who tends to get “hot” on other grains. She enjoys it and I enjoy that she stays calmer without all that carb/sugar intake from traditional feeds!
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for Cushings IR , my horse won't eat it My senior gelding was just diagnosed with Cushings and IR. Over the past 2 weeks, I've been transitioning him from Senior to Special Care. He wants no part of it, turns his back and walks away. I've tried mixing it with unsweetened applesauce, mixing it beet pulp, a little apple cider vinegar (which he loves) and other tricks to get him to eat it. Nope, not happening.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping me make better use of my time Ordering from Tractor Supply online is a simple process that saves a lot of time. You get a fast response letting you know if the product is available, then you get notified when it is ready for pickup. It doesn't get much easier than that.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent feed My horses seem to be doing well on this. They are easy keepers and don't eat more than 2 lbs a day with some hay. They look well and their feet are good. i've tried other feeds which are good but this one is a pretty safe bet in terms of being in stock. So far so good.
Date published: 2020-06-22
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I have a 210lb mini recovering from right dorsal colitis. Currently on 2lbs Nutrena senior, 1lb of alfalfa pellets, 1 hr of pasture and about 6 oz hay plus gut helpers. He is getting fat. How much roughage does he need if we switch to Special care?

Asked by: Sherri Ky
Hello, Thank you for the question. All horses (regardless of size) should receive 1.5-2% of their bodyweight per day in roughage - so for your miniature horse, he should get 3-4 lbs of hay/pasture/alfalfa pellets per day. Please note that the recommended feeding rate is lower for the SafeChoice Special Care than the Senior, so you may want to start by simply switching to the Special Care and having that lower intake be the only change you need to make. The recommended amount per day of Special Care for a 210 lb mini is 0.5-1 lb per day. We would suggest starting at that 1 lb per day rate, and hold him there for a while, along with the current pasture time and alfalfa pellets. Give him 4-6 weeks to see if you are starting to achieve the desired drop in body weight. If he's starting to lose weight, than stay at that feeding program rate until he reaches the proper body condition. If not, you could then also remove or cut the alfalfa pellets as a next step.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-01-22

How many Calories per pound is this product?

Asked by: PonyLoverz
Hello, Thanks for the question. The SafeChoice Special Care contains approximately 1273 kcal/lb of feed. If you have any further questions, please let us know!
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-01-22

We have 2 horses that gain weight on very little feed. One experienced an acute founder several years ago. We currently feed Wellsolve. Is this Safe Choice Special Care similar to WellSolve? Thank you!

Asked by: sleepy21
Hello, Thanks for the question. Yes, our SafeChoice Special Care would a similar type of product for your horse. However, another option we would recommend for you as well is our Empower Topline Balance. It is a ration balancer, and is specifically designed to be fed at a very low rate (just 1 to 2 lbs per day per horse) and provide the protein, vitamins, and minerals a horse needs, without the level of calories that a more traditional horse feed like SafeChoice Special Care or WellSolve will - both of those products need to be fed at 4-6 lbs per day per horse to provide the nutrients a horse requires. It is also very low in starch and sugar - so the total intake of those at the low feeding rate is much lower, which is particularly good for your horse that has foundered in the past.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-01-22

Is this feed safe for goats to eat?  They eat with the horses.  My pony gets laminitis. 

Asked by: Zippydoo
Hello, Thank you for the question. We do not recommend feeding any horse feed to goats - the mineral concentrations will be incorrect for them, and may cause harm over time. We would suggest figuring out how to restrain or keep the goat separate during feeding time for your pony, or find a goat or All Stock feed labelled for goats that you could provide to the goat at the same time as you feed the pony, to keep the goat occupied.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-01-22

What is the best feed for a thorough red with ulcers. Hard keeper.

Asked by: Toby0225
We would recommend for a SafeChoice Perform Pellet for the Thoroughbred hard keeper with ulcers. a. Highest calories per lb for the hard keeper and the calcite calcium for enhanced buffering
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2020-03-04

why feed safe choice special care to pregnant mares?

Asked by: jeff81
Hello, Thanks for the question. The SafeChoice Special Care can be fed to pregnant mares who may need a lower calorie, lower starch and sugar product due to other dietary requirements due to health history. It can meet those requirements, while also satisfying the nutritional demands of gestation and lactation, when fed according to directions.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-05-16

I have 2 mini's that the Vet recommends keeping at approximately 240 lb 1 is 24 yr - 1 is 11 yr. Would Safe Choice Special Care be a good product to feed them in addition to grass hay? If so, how much would be needed per horse per day?

Asked by: Clydette
If your miniature horses need a small amount of calories in addition to their hay, then SafeChoice Special Care is a great fit. For a 240 lb. mature miniature horse, we would recommend feeding 1.2 lbs. of SafeChoice Special Care per day in addition to 4 lbs. of hay. If this amount of SafeChoice Special Care would add too many calories (make them too fat/fleshy over their ribs), then we would recommend feeding Empower Topline Balance at just 5 ounces per day along with the 4 lbs of hay. As always, ensure plain salt and water are available free choice.
Answered by: MitchellW
Date published: 2020-03-23

What is the Ingredients list for this? Does it have molasses? Looking for a feed without molasses for my older miniature horse, and the safe choice senior has that in it.

Asked by: Animalcrackeracres
Hello, Thank you for the question. Yes, the SafehChoice Special Care has molasses in it. However, it's at a very low rate only for flavoring. When considering molasses as an ingredient for horses, keep in mind that molasses itself is not the issue - instead, focus on the overall amount of sugar in the product. The amount of sugar from the molasses (which is what molasses actually gets in trouble for) is accounted for in the dietary sugar number that is listed on the guaranteed analysis. SafeChoice Senior has 6.0% dietary sugar, and SafeChoice Special Care has 4.0% dietary sugar. More standard horse feeds typically run in the 8-11% sugar range. We hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please let us know! The Nutrena Team
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2020-03-05
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