FEEDING A RESCUE HORSE
“I am currently feeding my horse Super Weight Gain. I am very pleased with his weight gain. He is looking good and is almost at an ideal weight. Could you please give me the approximate number of kilocalories per pound (or a similar unit) for this product and the protein and fat content? Thank you.”
Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Great to hear Super Weight Gain has helped your horse out. In 8 ounces of Super Weight Gain there are 1250 kcal. The product is 35% crude protein, and 15% crude fat. What really benefits horses in poor condition is that multiple issues are addressed in Super Weight Gain. So in addition to high fat and protein levels, the probiotics help to stabilize the gut so that your horse can get the most out the feed he is consuming, and the vitamin and mineral pack addresses any deficiencies. So when he gets to the weight you would like make sure to keep him on a vitamin-mineral supplement, like Horse Guard.
With the help of Super Weight Gain a lot of horses are able to just be supplemented with Horse Guard and fed a high-quality forage (and maybe some concentrate) after reaching their ideal weight. However, some horses are just hard keepers and need to remain on Super Weight Gain to maintain their weight. So, just keep an eye on your horse and you can determine what is best for him.