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Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care Horse Feed, 50 lb.

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Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care is a low, controlled starch feed formula for horses with metabolic concerns, easy-keepers, miniatures and ponies.

  • 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
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein: 14.0%
Lysine: 0.80%
Methionine: 0.30%
Threonine: 0.50%
Crude Fat: 7.0%
Crude Fiber: (max.) 15.0%
Dietary Starch: (max.) 11.0%
Sugar: (max.) 4.0%
Calcium: 0.90 - 1.20%
Phosphorus: 0.70%
Copper: 50 ppm
Zinc: 160 ppm
Selenium: 0.60 ppm
Vitamin A: 3,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D: 350 IU/lb
Vitamin E: 100 IU/lb
Biotin: 0.45 mg/lb

Feeding Directions:
Maintenance Horses: 0.20 lb. to 0.50 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Pregnant Mares, first two trimesters of gestation: 0.20 lb. to 0.50 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Pregnant Mares, last trimester of gestation: 0.50 lb. to 0.75 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Lactating Mares, early lactation (foaling to 3 months): 1.00 lb. to 1.50 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Lactating Mares, late lactation (3 months to weaning): 0.75 lb. to 1.00 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Performance Horses, light exercise: 0.50 lb. to 0.75 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Growing Horses, foals: Creep Feed
Growing Horses, weanlings: 1.50 lb. to 2.00 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight
Growing Horses, yearlings: 0.75 lb. to 1.50 lb. of feed per 100 lb. of bodyweight

Specification Description
Animal Type: Horse
Life Stage: Any
Package Size: 50 lb.
Product Type: Horse Feed
Brand: Nutrena SafeChoice
Manufacturer Part Number 94510
Nutrena SafeChoice Special Care Horse Feed, 50 lb. is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 305.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In stock at Ripley TSC store I have a pony that needs this special feed and I am glad that I can at least get it at the Ripley TSC store. I wish that my local store in Spencer, WV would carry it since I use 3 or more bags a months.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great feed Feed. Keeps my horses healthy without a lot of extra energy
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Feed! I have been feeding for the past two months and my ponies look great! They are shiny and the low starch /low sugar content prevents them from foundering. I was a feeding Purina but hands down this feed is the best in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great low-starch option Great low-starch option, easy to feed, would like to have it slightly higher in fat
Date published: 2018-04-27
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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: 2018-03-05

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: 2017-07-13

Is this a grain free item we have a foundered horse 

Asked by: Karenkay
Hello, Thanks for the question. SafeChoice Special Care is corn free, but not grain free. With a foundered horse, what you really should be looking at is the starch level intake (regardless of what ingredients the starch comes from). Two good options are SafeChoice Special Care, if your horse needs calories to maintain weight (i.e. requires 3 or more pounds of feed per day in addition to hay to maintain weight), or if your horse is an easier keeper (requires less than 3 pounds of feed per day in addition to hay to maintain weight), then the Empower Topline Balance is ideal - it's a lower starch AND lower feeding rate product, so the total intake of starch is the lowest possible.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2017-07-18

What is the percentage of NSCH (Non-structural carbohydrates)?

Asked by: Dreamwalker_ks
Hello, Thank you for the question. NSC is equal to the sum of dietary starch and sugar, which are the two values that are listed on the tag of all our products. In the case of SafeChoice Special Care, the total NSC is 15%, which is broken down into 11% dietary starch and 4% sugar. Thank you!
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-05-19

Is this a complete feed or is additional fiber needed from hay or beet pulp?

Asked by: 4lazyk
Hello, Thanks for the question! This feed does require roughage/fiber from another source - it may not be fed as the sole diet.
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2018-07-12

does this product have Alfalfa or any grass product? my horse has allergy issues

Asked by: patsya
Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, the SafeChoice Special Care contains dehydrated alfalfa meal. If you have any further questions, please let us know! Thank you, The Nutrena Team
Answered by: Nutrena Product Expert
Date published: 2017-04-21

Is this a pellet or textured feed? If a pellet, are they the small size like the Nutrena Empower Balance pellets?

Asked by: PAgirl
It is pelleted. We are unfortunately unable to verify the size comparison between the feeds.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2016-08-24
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