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Prince Regency Equine Feeds

A healthy horse has intrinsic beauty. However most of us keep horses for active tasks, be it some form of riding or pulling. We feed horses for “motion” whether it is racing, gaming, endurance riding, draft pulling, or simply “hacking” on the weekends. For this “motion” we need to not only develop and maintain good muscle tissue but also all of the supporting materials such as bones and tendons. We also need a strong immune system and other organs such as the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Prince Regency Equine Feeds are designed around these needs and the core considerations that separate equine products from feeds designed for food production animals.

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Prince Regency Equine Feeds Packaging

Senior Formula

  • Chelated Mineral-superior biological availability
  • Proteins balanced for amino acids
  • Contains Natural Vitamin E- Greater biological availability with increased plasma concentrations compared to synthetic forms
  • Contains Zeo-Carb® to reduce the effects of excess Nitrogen
  • Contains mannan oligosaccharides to help support immune protection
  • Contains d-glucosamine

Lo-Starch Formula

  • Contains highly digestible fiber sources
  • Contains added fats (high in Omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Chelated Mineral-superior biological availability
  • Proteins balanced for amino acids
  • Contains Natural Vitamin E- Greater biological availability with increased plasma concentrations compared to synthetic forms

FAQ

What about Carbohydrates for other types of horses?

Answer:  The number of horses that truly have metabolic problems requiring a very low glycemic (CHO) diet is small.  This issue has become more of marketing than nutrition.  Carbohydrates as part of the grain portion of the diet should not cause any problems in horses fed less than 5 lbs of grain per 1000 lbs of horse in any given meal, while consuming 25 lbs of total diet.  All Regency Feeds have added fiber and fat to reduce the amount of CHO, but we have not attempted to eliminate them, as they still remain the most economical source of energy.

 

 

Why don’t you have a legume and a grass formula?

Answer:  There is certainly nothing wrong with having a separate formula for legumes and forages, however a feed designed for legumes fed to horse on grass might be low in Calcium. The standard rule of thumb for all animals has been to keep the Ca:P level between 1:1 and 2:1. The basis for this recommendation is not based upon scientific research, but rather on the fact that these minerals are absorbed in a 1:1 ratio and can be found in bone in a 2:1 ratios. In reality, research shows that the Ca:P ratio must become greater than 5 or 6:1 before there is any affect on absorption or utilization. This means that on a practical basis one feed will meet both needs. This reduces the need to inventory additional feed or to be concerned about recalculating requirements based upon changes in the forage.

 

 

Why do you only have a pelleted Senior Horse Feed?

Answer:  One of the problems that afflict older horses is the lack of good dentition (teeth) for grinding their feed. All the ingredients of a pelleted feed have been ground and the pellet will quickly break up after it is consumed. The pelleting process also improves the digestibility of starches allowing the senior horse to absorb more of the nutrients provided.

 

 

Should I use a pelleted or texturized feed for my other horses?
Answer: It really is a matter of personal preference.  Most horses will consume either but should be switched slowly if going from one to the other to avoid the “shock” factor a horse feels when “this feed doesn’t look like what I am used to.”

It is important to realize that pelleted feeds are generally more dense, weight per volume, than most texturized feed.  One must consider the “pounds” fed not the “coffee can or scoops” fed.

Pelleted feeds do have an advantage in winter as they are less likely to freeze into a solid mass and depending upon feeders and the horses involved, they may leave cleaner feeding troughs.

Some customers prefer textured feed as they can examine the feed and “know” what is being fed.  It is an unfortunate fact that some less scrupulous feed manufactures are known for using a lot of filler, and poor ingredients in pellets.  With Prince Corporation and the Prince Regency Feeds the greatest difference is the form of the feed, not the nutrients or quality of ingredients.

Do you have probiotic in your feed?

Answer:  Probiotics are not required by horses that are not under stress or changes in environment. The effective probiotics, strains of lactic acid producing bacteria that propagate and live in the small intestine, do not survive pelleting or storage in feed that has not been packaged in oxygen free or limiting material. (If it has sewn closures most of the bacteria are dead before you feed it.) We do have a form of Mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) that preferential helps the present probiotic bacteria to grow while at the same time is detrimental bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli.