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What are some good senior feeds that are available? I'm using this right now, but my dealer is going to quit selling it so I need to find something else. Suggestions?

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I used to use Purina Equine Senior. It was a good feed, pelleted, easily digestible. However, this analysis says protein is 14% but the bags say 18%. It made my horse a little spunky, but nothing that couldn't be controlled.

http://horse.purinamills.com/products/equi...D2-0032702.aspx

Edited because I forgot the link :)

Edited by jumps_n_barrels907

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Ditto on Triple Crown Feed. I LOVE their senior feed. I feed it to my senior during the winter, and feed it to hubby's not so easy keeper, and they do great on it. I use their Lite feed for my easy keeper and minis.

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I've been using the Nutrena Sr. My old Belgian mare likes it and she can be rather picky. I've also used ADM's Patriot brand Sr. but I don't like it as well as the Nutrena. Its mostly alfalfa and doesn't seem to be as palatable as the Nutrena. TSC's Dumor brand is ok too.

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I'm a walking, talking advertisement for Triple Crown feeds. My horses have never been better!

Chip, my 23 year old QH eats Triple Crown Senior, pic is just a few weeks ago:

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Wow! There are a lot of great feeds out there!! Since there are so many votes for the Triplecrown feeds, I looked them up but there isn't a dealer in my area. :-(

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Nutrena life design all the way! The ingredients are top notch, and they make it with no molasses! I feed it to all mine, young and old.

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Bummer about the TC. That would be my recommendation as well. There are some good others that have been mentioned. I'm just most familiar with the TC myself.

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shoot, I was going to recommend TC too. My 35 year old mare is on TC senior and doesn't have a rib,or butt bone showing. I've tried many feeds, this one I was able to feed less with the same results. Another I've had good luck with is Buckeye. When we moved, I couldn't find a provider, so I switched.

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I took my horse in for a follow-up vet visit this morning and asked him what I should put him on. He actually suggested Purina or Nutrena Equine Senior. That's the most accessible in my area, so that's what I'll go with. I really wanted to try the Triple Crown Feeds, but live in the middle of nowhere. :-)

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I'm not a fan of Purina feed for horses at all. I would go with the Nutrena or Kent. I personally use Kent Senior feed for the 40 year old mare boarded at my farm.

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I've found a senior feed without molasses that crumbles really easily for my toothless 25 y/o mare. She gets very little, 2 scoops(aprox 6 pounds) with 2 scoops(aprox 2 pounds presoak) beet pulp morning and night with dry pasture. Perfect weight, bloom, energy level. This stuff comes either in sack or I buy in a 250 pound barrel. I luffs it very much so. Unfortunately it's only sold in California and Northern Nevada.

http://elkgrovemilling.com/elk_grove_milling_products.html

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