Senior Feed Balancer
Senior Feed Balancer is designed for elderly horses. It combines the benefits of a feed balancer and a joint supplement, in a highly cost-effective way.
Senior Feed Balancer includes the scientifically recommended rate of glucosamine in a daily quantity of feed to help maintain mobility. This rate is 10 grams of glucosamine/500kg horse/day.
Senior Feed Balancer is a very palatable ‘Non-Heating’ feed that contains several supplements which provide the levels of micro-nutrients and digestive aids normally only found in high quality specialised supplements. When Senior Feed Balancer is fed there is therefore no need to add any further supplements.
Feeding Senior Feed Balancer helps to maintain muscle development, topline and condition, these often start to decline as horses age.
The superb specification allows elderly horses to utilise far more nutrients from the forage and straights in their diet in exactly the same way as Comprehensive Feed Balancer, which usually means that their hard feed intake can be reduced with many resulting benefits. When horses eat more forage and less hard feed, previously loose droppings usually firm up very well.
Senior Feed Balancer is ideal for elderly horses unable to eat optimum levels of forage. When mixed with soaked TopSpec FibrePlus Cubes a superb complete feed is formed, replacing all forage if necessary.
It is also beneficial for elderly horses suffering from stress e.g. during changes in routine, given less than ideal turnout time, losing a companion, recovering from illness, after worming and during or after a course of antibiotics.
Typical feed regime for a 16.1hh elderly thoroughbred horse:-
Grazing plus ad-lib good quality hay or haylage (if can chew effectively)
Plus two feeds per day - each containing:
250g TopSpec Senior Feed Balancer (combines a joint supplement with a feed balancer designed for elderly horses)
300g TopChop Grass or 300g TopChop Alfalfa (both ‘Non-Heating’ and unmolassed)
Up to 1.5kg of CoolCondition Cubes (‘Non-Heating’ conditioning cubes, quantity adjusted according to condition) or FibrePlus Cubes (good quality fibre cubes, soaked if necessary)
Typical Nutritional Analysis:
Vitamin E IU/kg1,500