Balancing a Forage-Only Diet
By Purina Canada
Regardless of the quality of the hay being provided, key nutrients are missing and must be supplemented to achieve optimal health and prevent deficiencies over time. Ration balancers, such as Equilizer and Optimal, offer a low-calorie, low-sugar and starch option, in a convenient, easy-to-measure pellet form, that will meet the vitamin and mineral needs of horses receiving only hay or pasture.
Equilizer is formulated for the mature horse receiving sufficient protein from their hay or pasture, while Optimal is suited for broodmares and growing horses that require additional amino acid supplementation to meet their elevated requirements. Both contain organic copper, manganese, zinc and selenium, which increase the absorption of these key trace minerals.
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