As our horses age or face health challenges, we want the best life possible for them. In older horses or those with chronic health issues, the right feed can help ensure a comfortable, productive and happy life. Our feeds for special needs horses have subtle, yet essential differences. For example, to give ailing horses more stamina and strength, we fortify feeds with added vitamins. For horses plagued with laminitis, we reduce the starches that aggravate that ailment. For older horses with digestive issues, we boost the quality of the feed’s fiber content. We formulate each product to deal with special nutritional needs, from obesity to metabolic problems such as carbohydrate sensitivity.

Guaranteed AnalysisSenior Needs®Carbolyte®Seniority®Senior Plus®Proformance Sales Prep®Enrichment®Fiber First®Senior HF®
Crude Protein13.00%12.00%13.00%13.00%14.00%27.00%12.00%14.00%
Lysine0.60%0.50%0.60%0.50%0.75%2.00%0.60%0.80%
Crude Fat6.00%6.00%6.00%10.00%10.00%3.00%8.00%10.00%
Crude Fiber13.00%20.00%14.50%20.00%10.00%6.00%15.00%17.00%
ADF16.00%25.50%15.00%21.00%12.00%8.50%14.50%19.00%
NDF30.50%43.00%25.00%37.00%23.00%20.00%26.00%34.00%
Calcium (min)0.90%0.80%0.70%1.00%0.90%2.60%1.00%0.90%
Calcium (max)1.40%1.30%1.10%1.40%1.30%3.20%1.40%1.40%
Phosphorus0.60%0.65%0.60%0.60%0.60%1.50%0.60%0.60%
Copper65 ppm50 ppm50 ppm50 ppm70 ppm200 ppm55 ppm55ppm
Zinc220 ppm150 ppm150 ppm150 ppm200 ppm600 ppm190 ppm170ppm
Selenium0.7 ppm0.60 ppm0.6 ppm0.6 ppm0.7 ppm2.0 ppm0.60 ppm0.50ppm
Vitamin A (min IU/lb)7,0004,0005,0004,0006,50020,0006,0007,000
Vitamin D3 (min IU/lb)7006005005007005,0007001,000
Vitamin E (min IU/lb)7512550150100500100170
Biotin1.50 mg/lb
Feed FormTexturePelletsTexturePelletsTexturePelletsTextureTexture

Senior Needs®

A textured feed composed of readily digested feed ingredients including several that are flaked. It is fortified to support digestion, enhance the immune system and benefit skeletal strength in older horses.

 

Soybean hulls, wheat middlings, whole oats, steam rolled barley, cane molasses, shredded beet pulp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean meal, soybean oil, steam rolled corn, maize distillers dried grains, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, L-lysine, magnesium oxide, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, sodium selenite, selenium yeast, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin supplement, calcium pantothenate, choline chloride, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

 

Crude Protein Minimum 13.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.60%
Crude Fat Minimum 6.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 13.00%
ADF Maximum 16.00%
NDF Maximum 30.50%
Calcium Minimum 0.90%
Calcium Maximum 1.40%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.60%
Copper Minimum 65ppm
Zinc Minimum 220ppm
Selenium Minimum 0.7ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 7,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 700
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 75
Weight of Horse (lb) 800 1000 1200
Maintenance (lbs/feed) 6 7.5 9
Light Work (lbs/feed) 7.5 9.5 11.5

It is recommended to feed a minimum of 1% of the senior horse’s body weight in high-quality timothy/grass hay. For example, an 800 lb horse should receive 8 lbs of timothy/grass hay. Individual horse variance may require feeding rate adjustments of up to 10% depending on body condition.
All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death

Carbolyte®

Carbolyte® is a low starch and sugar feed that is designed for horses that need to limit intake of readily digested carbohydrates like starch. It is composed of ingredients to minimize starch levels while optimizing other nutrient levels.

 

Soybean hulls, wheat middlings, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean oil, dried molasses, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, L-lysine, magnesium oxide, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, sodium selenite, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin supplement, calcium pantothenate, choline chloride, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

Crude Protein Minimum 12.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.50%
Crude Fat Minimum 6.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 20.00%
ADF Maximum 25.50%
NDF Maximum 43.00%
Calcium Minimum 0.80%
Calcium Maximum 1.30%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.65%
Copper Minimum 50ppm
Zinc Minimum 150ppm
Selenium Minimum 0.60ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 4,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 600
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 125

Additional protein, vitamin, or mineral supplements are not needed when fully fortified Carbolyte® is fed as directed. Feed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free-choice salt.
Mares – Barren and early-pregnant mares should consume 8–10 lbs/day when using poor quality forage and intake of Carbolyte® decreased when good quality forage is available.
Late pregnant mares – should be fed 8–10 lbs/day plus liberal quantities of good quality forage.
Lactating mares – Feed 8–12 lbs/day along with liberal quantities of good hay and/or pasture depending on body condition and milk production.
Mature Horses – Feed 0.5-1.50% of body weight per day (5 1/2 pounds per day for most light horses) depending on work intensity, body condition, and quality of forage available. Adjust feed intake to maintain desirable body condition.
All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

Seniority®

An economical feed for your senior horse, with adequate fortification to support their immune system. This textured feed is high in fiber, making it a good choice for the senior horse that has trouble cleaning up roughage. Increased protein levels help maintain muscle and hoof quality. Alfalfa pellets in this feed add calories without causing hot behavior. Seniority® is a good option for horses that will not eat a pellet.

Whole oats, shredded beet pulp, cracked corn, dehydrated alfalfa meal, cane molasses, wheat middlings, soybean oil, soybean hulls, maize distillers dried grains, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, magnesium oxide, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, iron sulfate, cobalt sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, L-lysine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, yeast culture, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, choline chloride, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, niacin, biotin, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

Crude Protein Minimum 13.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.60%
Crude Fat Minimum 6.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 14.50%
ADF Maximum 15.00%
NDF Maximum 25.00%
Calcium Minimum 0.70%
Calcium Maximum 1.10%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.60%
Copper Minimum 50ppm
Zinc Minimum 150ppm
Selenium Minimum 0.6ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 5,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 500
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 50

Seniority® is designed to be fed at a rate of 0.50 to 1.0 pounds per 100lbs of body weight. Adjust the amount fed to maintain desired body condition. Never change the amount fed over one pound per day. It is recommended to feed equal amounts of grain am and pm feeding. Always provide adequate good quality roughage in the form of hay or pasture at a minimum of 1% of body weight. Allow horses to adjust to changes in grain intakes. All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

Senior Plus®

The ideal feed to help your thin horse that struggles to maintain body weight. High in fat and fiber and in pelleted form to ease consumption. This pelleted feed is ideal for senior horses that need high fat and fiber content to maintain their weight. If your senior horse is a hard keeper, Senior Plus® is an excellent choice. It has low added molasses and is only 10% starch, a good option for horses that are insulin-resistant.

Soybean hulls, wheat middlings, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean oil, soybean meal, cane molasses, maize distillers dried grains, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, L-lysine, magnesium oxide, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, sodium selenite, yeast culture, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin supplement, calcium pantothenate, choline chloride, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

 

Crude Protein Minimum 13.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.50%
Crude Fat Minimum 10.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 20.00%
ADF Maximum 21.00%
NDF Maximum 37.00%
Calcium Minimum 1.00%
Calcium Maximum 1.40%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.60%
Copper Minimum 50ppm
Zinc Minimum 150ppm
Selenium Minimum .0.6ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb .4,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 500
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 150

Senior Plus® is uniquely formulated to be fed along with forage to active senior horses. Senior Plus® is specially formulated for older horses and/or horses prone to allergy problems associated with dust and pollens found in hay. Senior Plus® contains carefully selected fermentable fiber ingredients (including beet pulp) which provide energy while maintaining a healthy digestive system. Feed according to the charts below.
Adjust the amount fed to maintain desired body condition. Never change the amount fed over one pound per day. When hay is fed reduce the amount of Senior Plus® by one pound for every three pounds of grass hay fed or by one pound for every two pounds of alfalfa hay fed per day. For horses with few or no teeth or horses prone to choke we recommend mixing Senior Plus® with warm water to form a soft mash.
All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

Weight of Horse (lbs) Amount of Senior Plus® per day (lbs.)
Fed as total daily die
t
Maintenance Light Exercise
600 8 10
800 10 12.5
1000 13 16
1200 16 19
1400 18 22

Proformance Sales Prep®

The right protein and fat content to keep your young horse growing with the proper condition and bloom for sale day.
A high percentage of fat as well as beet pulp helps give a horse a little extra bloom before performance. This feed includes flaked barley, flaked corn and higher level of Vitamin E.

Whole oats, shredded beet pulp, wheat middlings, steam rolled barley, soybean meal, dehydrated alfalfa meal, steam rolled corn, defluorinated phosphate, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, salt, monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k), choline chloride, d-calcium pantothenate, selenium yeast, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, mineral oil, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, biotin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, L-lysine, niacin supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

 

Crude Protein Minimum 14.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.75%
Crude Fat Minimum 10.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 10.00%
ADF Maximum 12.00%
NDF Maximum 23.00%
Calcium Minimum 0.90%
Calcium Maximum 1.30%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.60%
Copper Minimum 70ppm
Zinc Minimum 200ppm
Selenium Minimum .0.7ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb .6,500
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 700
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 100

Proformance Sales Prep® is a fortified grain concentrate. Fed as directed, no additional vitamin or mineral supplementation is needed. Feed to mature horses at a rate of 0.5–1.5 pounds per 100 lbs. of body weight. Feed intake should be adjusted according to work intensity, body condition and forage quality and availability.
All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

 

Enrichment®

A palatable ration balancer designed to provide added vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein.Feed as a top dress to increase nutritional content of an unbalanced feed or alone as a source of nutrition with little calories.

Soybean meal, wheat middlings, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, maize distillers dried grains, biotin, stabilized rice bran, dehydrated alfalfa meal, salt, magnesium oxide, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, iron sulfate, cobalt sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, L-lysine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, choline chloride, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, niacin, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, selenium yeast, yeast culture, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

Crude Protein Minimum 27.00%
Lysine Minimum 2.00%
Crude Fat Minimum 3.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 6.00%
ADF Maximum 8.50%
NDF Maximum 20.00%
Calcium Minimum 2.60%
Calcium Maximum 3.20%
Phosphorus Minimum 1.50%
Copper Minimum 200ppm
Zinc Minimum 600ppm
Selenium Minimum 2.0ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 20,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 5,000
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 500
Biotin Minimum 1.50 mg/lb

Enrichment® is designed to be fed alone or as a top dress feed. Feed according to the table below:

Work Type Idle Light Moderate Hard Pregnant Mare Mare w/ foal
Foals 2‑3          
Yearlings 1‑2 2‑3 2‑3      
Mature Horses 1‑3 1‑3 1‑3 1‑3 1‑3 1‑3

All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

Fiber First®

As the name implies, fiber content is high in this feed thanks to increased beet pulp content. Its high fat content makes Fiber First® a safe source of calories and energy. This feed is an ideal choice for horses that struggle with tying up and also for horses with COPD because it also allows them to consume less hay.
Shredded beet pulp, soybean hulls, cane molasses, wheat middlings, soybean meal, soybean oil, cracked corn, dehydrated alfalfa meal, maize distillers dried grains, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, L-lysine, magnesium oxide, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, sodium selenite, selenium yeast, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin supplement, calcium pantothenate, choline chloride, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.
Crude Protein Minimum 12.00%
Lysine
Minimum
0.60%
Crude Fat Minimum 8.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 15.00%
ADF Maximum 14.50%
NDF Maximum 26.00%
Calcium Minimum 1.00%
Calcium Maximum 1.40%
Phosphorus Minimum 0.60%
Copper Minimum 55ppm
Zinc Minimum 190ppm
Selenium Minimum 0.60ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 6,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 700
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 100
Fiber First® contains carefully selected fermentable fiber ingredients (including beet pulp) which provide energy while maintaining a healthy digestive system. When pasture/hay are fed free choice feed according to the chart below:

Weight of Horse (lbs.) Amount of Fiber First® per day (lbs.)
Maintenane Light Exercise
600 4 6
800 6 8
1000 8 10
1200 9 11
1400 11 12

Adjust the amount fed to maintain desired body condition. Never change the amount fed over one pound per day. All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

Senior HF®

Senior HF® is a special needs textured feed that is designed for horses that are geriatric or horses that need a source of safe palatable calories. It is composed of safe, digestible fiber sources. Senior HF® works very well for those senior horses that are still competing or those mature horses that need a source of safe calories while they try to put weight back on.

Soybean hulls, wheat middlings, shredded beet pulp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean oil, cane molasses, soybean meal, maize distillers dried grains, defluorinated phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, L-lysine, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k), choline chloride, d-calcium pantothenate, yeast culture, selenium yeast, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, biotin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus brevis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried pediococcus acidilacticii fermentation product, yeast culture, natural and artificial feed flavors.

PhosphorusMinimum0.60%

Crude Protein Minimum 14.00%
Lysine Minimum 0.80%
Crude Fat Minimum 10.00%
Crude Fiber Maximum 17.00%
ADF Maximum 19.00%
NDF Maximum 34.00%
Calcium Minimum 0.90%
Calcium Maximum 1.40%
Copper Minimum 55ppm
Zinc Minimum 170ppm
Selenium Minimum 0.50ppm
Vitamin A Minimum IU/Lb 7,000
Vitamin D3 Minimum IU/Lb 1,000
Vitamin E Minimum IU/Lb 170

Senior HF® is a fortified grain concentrate specially designed to meet the special needs of older horses and other horses with less efficient metabolic systems.
Senior HF® is formulated for lower intakes commonly found among older horses. In addition, the beet pulp provides an excellent source of highly digestible fiber. Vegetable oils and easily digestible grains allow for a concentrated source of energy and fully fortified vitamin and mineral levels. When fed as directed Senior HF® horse feed will meet or exceed the nutritional requirements of horses. It is recommended to feed a minimum of 1% of the senior horse’s body weight in high quality grass hay.
All Excel Equine® horse feeds should be fed with liberal quantities of good quality hay and/or pasture and free choice salt. Provide clean, fresh water at all times. Store feed in a clean, dry place protected from insects and rodents. Never feed moldy or insect infested feed to horses as it may cause illness, digestive upset or death.

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