Golden Years (Cube)
For the Senior Horse or Pony
Net Weight: 20 kg Product #: 606112
Masterfeeds Golden Years has been a favourite amongst horse owners for their senior horses for many years. This high calorie very digestible cube is fortified with premium vitamins, added vitamin C, and contains a higher level of protein and lysine to maintain body condition on older horses. This palatable chunk encourages the horse to chew, which produces saliva and aids digestion. Older horses often drop their food, and the Golden Years Cube is much easier to pick up from the ground than a pelleted or texturized diet.
- Crude Protein (minimum) 16.0%
- Crude Fat (minimum) 4.0%
- Crude Fibre (maximum) 9.0%
- Calcium (actual) 0.8%
- Phosphorus (actual) 0.5%
- Magnesium (actual) 0.2%
- Sodium (actual) 0.35%
- Copper (actual) 70 mg/kg
- Manganese (actual) 115 mg/kg
- Zinc (actual) 200 mg/kg
- Vitamin A (minimum) 12,000 IU/kg
- Vitamin D (minimum) 1,200 IU/kg
- Vitamin E (minimum) 300 IU/kg
- Vitamin C (minimum) 105 IU/kg
- Biotin (added) 1.1 mg/kg
- Riboflavin (minimum) 40 mg/kg
- Thiamine (minimum) 30 mg/kg
- Lysine (actual) 0.65%
- Methionine (actual) 0.25%
This feed contains added selenium at 0.5 mg/kg.
Feed ½ to 1½ kg per 100 kg percent body weight along with good quality hay. As the horse ages, problems with their teeth will mean the forage component of their diet will gradually need to be replaced with processed crude fibres. Rx Roughage cubes or pellets are a great choice to add to the ration at increasing levels. The combination can be soaked to make it easier to consume. Closely monitor your older horse, his or her behaviour, body condition, feed intake, and whether he or she spits out balls of hay. Those are all indicators a change in ration and management is needed.
Features & Benefits
Formulated specifically for the older horse and pony.
To help maintain the geriatric horse in good condition and health.
Available in cube form.
The shape promotes thorough chewing and in turn, helps overall digestion, reduces feed wastage and fines.
Supplies a balance of protein, energy, vitamins and minerals, specific for the geriatric horse.
Appropriate levels to maintain health and condition.
Contains added fat in the form of vegetable oil.
Supplies extra energy and improves palatability.
Contains added vitamin C and vitamin E.
Older horses have been shown to have lower plasma Vitamin C. Vitamin E has been shown to be involved in immune responses.
Contains chelated trace minerals.
For increased bioavailability of those nutrients essential for immune response, hoof health, bone and cartilage development.