Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed, 50-lb bag

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Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed is an easily digestible and palatable diet specifically designed for foals under the age of three months. This milk-based feed is ideal for foals transitioning from nursing and aids in compensating for the natural decrease in production of milk during lactation. It also provides essential vitamins and trace minerals to help support healthy growth and development. Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed contains high levels of vitamins E and C and selenium to help optimize your foal's natural immune defenses and keep them healthy.

Key Benefits
  • Easily digestible and palatable diet specifically designed for foals under three months of age.
  • Free-choice creep feed for foals transitioning from nursing.
  • Provides essential vitamins and trace minerals to support healthy growth and development.
  • Contains higher levels of vitamins E and C and selenium to help optimize the foal's natural immune defenses.
  • Milk-based pelleted feed aids in minimizing the occurrence of DODs (developmental orthopedic diseases).
Precautions

Foal Starter should be the only feed offered to all nursing foals because the young foal's digestive system digests milk-based products better than cereal grains and protein. By three to four months of age, other enzymes develop which allows forage, oats, corn and soybeans to be more efficiently utilized.

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  • Item Number
    160478
  • Weight
    50.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Pellets
  • Special Diet
    Molasses-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Feeding Oat Meal, Heat-Processed Soybeans, Dried Whey, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Maize Distillers Dried Grains, Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Brewers Dried Yeast.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein18.0% min
Lysine1.25% min
Methionine0.35% min
Threonine0.80% min
Crude Fat6.00% min
Crude Fiber5.00% max
Acid Detergent Fiber7.00% max
Neutral Detergent Fiber13.50% max
NSC (Starch plus Sugar)36.50% max
Calcium0.80% min
Calcium1.30% max
Phosphorus0.75% min
Potassium0.90% min
Copper90 ppm min
Zinc140 ppm min
Selenium0.40 ppm min
Vitamin A3,500 IU/lb min
Vitamin D350 IU/lb min
Vitamin E200 IU/lb min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.70% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.40% min
Feeding Instructions

When a foal shows an interest in eating dry feed, provide FOAL STARTER. This may occur as soon as one week after birth and will depend on how much milk the mare produces. FOAL STARTER should be the only feed offered to all nursing foals because the young foal's digestive system digests milk-based products better than cereal grains and protein. By three to four months of age, other enzymes develop which allows forage, oats, corn, and soybeans to be more efficiently utilized. Nursing foals should have free choice access to FOAL STARTER and should eat 1 lb/100 lb of body weight each day. See chart below:

Foal Type Age Feeding Rate Average Daily Consumption
All nursing, orphaned, or rejected foals consuming Mare's Milk Plus Nursing to 3-4 months* Free choice 1-lb per 100-lb body weight
Orphaned or rejected foals (as sole diet) Up to 3-4 months* Free choice 2-lb per 100-lb body weight
  • Transition to BUCKEYE Nutrition Growth or GRO 'N WIN at 3-4 months of age. Provide clean, fresh water at all times.
Transition Instructions

Gradual weaning from Mare’s Milk Plus should begin at six weeks of age and be completed by ten weeks of age. At this time, Foal Starter is the only dry feed to be offered free-choice. After three months of age, a growth ration such as Gro 'N Win or Buckeye Nutrition Growth should be gradually introduced into the diet.

Truly Field to Bucket Philosophy

Buckeye Nutrition believes the wholesome ingredients used in their formulas should follow the shortest path possible from the fertile North American fields where they are grown and harvested to your equine pal's feed bucket. This means that the ingredients maintain their optimum freshness and nutritional power come feeding time, offering the maximum health benefits for your horse's well-being. Thanks to trusted relationships with farmers, Buckeye Nutrition can help your pal enjoy the field-fresh nutrition he deserves, every day.

Truly Field to Bucket Philosophy
Science-Based Equine Nutrition

Science-Based Equine Nutrition

Every Buckeye Nutrition formula has been developed and lab-proven by expert equine nutritionists and professional animal scientists who know horses inside and out. Using a meticulous scientific approach, they labor in labs and test kitchens to bring your horse optimized, solution-based supplements and treats. These are backed by industry-leading research, and tailored to the diverse requirements of different breeds, horse types, and life stages—from the foal to the workhorse, athlete and farm companion.

100% Traceable Ingredients

Every ingredient in a Buckeye Nutrition treat or supplement can be traced back to its source—to the fertile Ohio soil where corn and soybeans are grown, or the Canadian plains where the premium oats are harvested. So you can trust that every soybean and kernel of corn or oat that goes into your horse's feed bucket has been grown with care, selected using the strictest quality standards and nutrient requirements, and sourced from only 100% traceable, certified suppliers in North America.

100% Traceable Ingredients
Stable-Proven Supplements

Stable-Proven Supplements

Buckeye Nutrition brings together supplements to meet the diverse needs of horse owners, from weight gain feed mix-ins for difficult feeders to electrolyte and mineral replenishment, milk replacers for growing foals, low-calorie nutritional support, and skin and coat enhancers. All of their research-proven formulations are developed under the guidance of equine nutritionists and contain no medicines, ionophores, mycotoxins, artificial flavors or competition-banned substances.

Treats for Esteemed Equine Tastes

Buckeye Nutrition knows that some horses have the pickiest tastes in the trails or fields, and that even during snack time, owners are conscientious about sound nutrition. That's why they formulate digestible and perfectly nutritious treats with no added sugar, and never any additives, preservatives or artificial flavorings. Whether as an everyday reward, during training, or to help promote healthy mobility with the joint support formula, your horse will love these tasty pellets. Plus, they're made with 100% traceable and North American sourced ingredients like apples, carrots, steamed oats and peppermint oil.

Treats for Esteemed Equine Tastes

Ingredients Proven by Science, Loved by Horses

Buckeye Nutrition knows that horse owners want only the highest levels of nutrition for their horses, from the equine athlete to the farm pal, mare or growing foal. Using wholesome ingredients that are nutritionist approved and loved by horses, they ensure happy trails and tummies with every product.

Apples

Apples: Horses love this fruit that's also rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Oats

Oats: Grown in the Canadian plains, they're part of a nutritionally balanced diet for your horse that helps provide wholesome energy.

Natural peppermint oil

Natural peppermint oil: Cooling, soothing, digestion-friendly, and has a refreshingly tasty flavor horses enjoy.

Wheat

Wheat: A nutritious ingredient that helps add fiber, vitamins and minerals to your pal's daily feed.

Soybean

Soybean: Grown in fertile Ohio fields, this vital protein source offers essential amino acids to maintain lean muscle and overall health.

Carrots

Carrots: Loaded with vitamin A to promote healthy vision, a strong immune system, and a healthy coat.

Whey

Whey: A safe, easily digestible and highly bioavailable source of protein for growing foals.

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds: Helps support skin and coat health with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.

About Buckeye Nutrition

Buckeye Nutrition has been making horse lovers' passion their purpose for over a century, providing best-in-class equine nutritional solutions since 1910. With more than 100 years of experience in enriching the lives of horses and horse owners alike, you can trust that every product is backed by an equine-loving legacy of expertise in horse nutrition and wellness. Their promise to you—and your horse—is that every formula is made with 100% traceable and North American-sourced ingredients, from the field to the feed bucket.

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