# How do you calculate horse feed?

## How do you calculate horse feed?

Assuming the hay is around 90% dry matter, the amount to feed a 500kg horse is calculated as follows:

1. To calculate dry matter intake: 500 x (1.5/100) = 7.5kg of dry matter required daily.
2. To calculate how much hay to feed: 7.5 ÷ (90/100) = 8.3kg of hay fed daily.

Does Purina make horse feed?

Purina® Strategy® Healthy Edge® Horse Feed.

### How do you calculate protein in horse feed?

If you want to measure in ounces, there are 16 ounces per pound, so the same pound of feed would contain 0.14 x 16 = 2.24 ounces of protein. If the requirements are given in grams, we know that there are 453.6 grams per pound, so the feed would contain 453.6 x 0.14 = 63.5 grams of protein per pound of feed.

How many pounds of horse feed is one scoop?

2.2-lb
Weight vs. Open scoops, dippers, ice cream containers, tins, jars, and bowls are commonly used to convey feed to the trough, and each may hold a different volume of feed. Equine nutrition consultants often hear from horse owners that they use a 1-kg (2.2-lb) scoop.

## How long does a 50 lb bag of horse feed last?

A 50 lb bag will last 25 days. Feed 2 Scoops/day. For maintenance or continuing a stressed horse after it has shown marked progress. A 50 lb bag will last 40 days.

How much is Purina horse feed?

Oats priced at \$14 per bag, \$0.28/lb., fed at 6 pounds per day calculates to \$1.68 per day to feed. Strategy® Professional Formula GX horse feed, priced at \$17 per bag, \$0.34/lb., fed at 4.8 pounds per day costs \$1.63 per day to feed.

### Does Purina Strategy make horses hot?

Some horses get too “hot” when fed Strategy, or seem to develop more soreness or lameness problems.

What percentage of a horse’s diet should be protein?

A growing horse generally needs between 12 and 18 percent crude protein in its diet for proper growth and development.

## How many pounds is a 3 quart feed scoop?

APPROXIMATELY 3 lbs
The ‘standard’ horse sized food scoop can hold 3 quarts, which is APPROXIMATELY 3 lbs of food.

How many cups is a pound of horse grain?

Cups per pound Pounds per 8 quart bucket
Performance 4.5 7.1
Growth 4 8
Lite 4 8

### How much hay should a 1200 pound horse eat?

A 1,200-lb (545 kg) horse requires about 24 lb (11 kg) of hay per day to maintain body weight, so long as no work is asked of it. By weighing the hay available, the appropriate amount can be determined and fed.

How many cups does a 50 pound bag of horse feed?

The 6 pound bag will have close to 24 cups, the 18 pound bag close to 72 cups, the 37.5 pound bag close to 150 cups and the 50 pound bag close to 200 cups.

## How long does Purina horse feed last?

*For best freshness and palatability, recommend feeding Triple Crown fortified feeds within 3-4 months from the date of production. However, feed will meet guarantees, and, under safe storage conditions, will be safe to feed up to 6 months from the date of production.

Why are horse feed prices so high?

The weather patterns over the last year, including drought, resulted in a poor growing season and caused dramatic price increases in oats, flax and horse hay, to name a few. To put it simply, fewer trucks and ingredients lead to increased hay and feed prices.

### Why do oats make horses crazy?

Feed ingredients such as oats, corn, barley, alfalfa and molasses have been identified by horse owners as causing “hyper”, “fizzy” or “hot” horses. Grains contain starch and sugar that may result in large fluctuations in blood sugar and result in mood or behavior changes.

Is 20% protein good for horses?

Horses at maintenance need about 8 to 10% of their diet to be protein; this will only increase very slightly if exercising but will increase more significantly if breeding, lactating, or growing (up to 16% at times). Feeding excess protein will not create a problem unless the horse has existing kidney problems.

## Does too much protein cause laminitis?

A diet high in protein is often thought to contribute to conditions such as laminitis, colic, tying up and excitability. In truth, it’s high levels of starch and sugar that present a nutritional risk factor for such conditions, not protein.