Buckeye Nutrition Senior Balancer Joint Support Senior Horse Feed, 50-lb bag

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Support your mature hoofed friend with Buckeye Nutrition Senior Balancer Horse Food. It provides daily joint support with MSM, vitamins and minerals while aiding in overall digestive health. This diet is high in antioxidants including vitamins E, C and selenium to support senior immune health. This versatile balancer also complements a forage-first diet for total nutritional care with no additional supplements needed. Help topline and overall muscle condition with Buckeye Nutrition Senior Balancer Horse Food.

Key Benefits
  • Pelleted ration balancer to support your mature hoofed friend.
  • Provides daily joint support with MSM, vitamins and minerals.
  • High in antioxidants including vitamins E, C and selenium to support senior immune health.
  • Complements a forage-first diet for total nutritional care with no additional supplements needed.
  • Helps topline and overall muscle condition while aiding in overall digestive health.

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  • Item Number
    182873
  • Weight
    50.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Pellets
  • Special Diet
    Molasses-Free, Low Starch, Low Sugar
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Maize Distillers Dried Grains, Heat Processed Soybeans, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Stabilized Milled Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Soybean Oil, Artificial Flavor, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Biotin, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Selenium Yeast, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein32.0% min
Crude Fat5.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.5% min
Acid Detergent Fiber 10.0% min
Neutral Detergent Fiber 18.0% min
NSC 14.0% max
Lysine 2.1% min
Calcium2.25% min
Calcium2.75% max
Phosphorus1.75% min
Salt0.75% min
Salt1.25% max
Methionine0.48% min
Threonine1.1% min
Potassium1.55% min
Magnesium0.50% min
Manganese 500 ppm min
Copper180 ppm min
Iron500 ppm min
Zinc500 ppm min
Selenium1.6 ppm min
Vitamin A20,300 IU/lb min
Vitamin D2,100 IU/lb min
Vitamin E550 IU/lb min
Vitamin C 100 IU/lb min
Biotin2.8 mg/lb min
Thiamine 20 mg/lb min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.6% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.1% min
MSM2,500 mg/lb min
Feeding Instructions
WeightHayIdle Work (lbs daily)Light Work (lbs daily)Moderate Work (lbs daily)Intense Work (lbs daily)
100 - 200 lbs1 1/2 – 4 lbs1/51/31/23/4
200 - 400 lbs3 – 8 lbs1/31/23/41 1/2
400 - 600 lbs6 – 12 lbs1/23/412
600 – 800 lbs9 - 16 lbs3/41 1/41 1/22 1/2
800 – 1,100 lbs12 - 22 lbs1 1/41 1/222 3/4
1,100 – 1,300 lbs16 - 25 lbs1 1/21 3/42 1/23
1,300 – 1,500 lbs19 - 30 lbs1 3/4233 1/2
1,500 – 1,700 lbs22 - 35 lbs22 1/23 1/24
1,700 – 2,000 lbs25-40 lbs2 1/42 3/43 3/44 1/4

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, even for picky eaters

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    This is the first ration balancer I’ve found that my senior pinto pony will eat! The pellets are very tiny (smaller than chicken feed) and are not tough to chew. I do add his loose salt and Supplements to this with a bit of water and stir. He loves it! I normally feed only Triple Crown products, but I drive over 80 miles round trip to get it where I am. Because this balancer’s nutritional content is similar, I may switch my other senior onto this too!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great balance for my chunky senior

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    As my seniors have gotten older and retired, they’ve gotten chunky sitting out in the pasture. I want to make sure that they are getting all their vitamins and minerals along with their smartpaks, so this is a great blancer for that! I tried other brands of balancers and my horses did not do as well on it.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Mare will not eat this formula

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    My 23 year old mare will not eat this formula. I previously had her on the regular Buckeye Balancer which smelled wonderful. She had no issues with it.. this formula does not smell as appetizing and she is leaving it in her feed tub.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great feed

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    I’m pleased to say my horse has been thriving on the Senior Balancer. As an easy keeper, Mudpie doesn’t need a lot of excess calories so the balancer does the trick in adding concentrated vitamins & minerals to keep his diet balanced and him healthy without packing on the pounds. The MSM gives the separate joint supplement he’s fed an extra edge. It’s palatable and easy to feed, and at 1.5lbs a day, a bag goes a long way. You can see the quality in his new hoof growth & coat. Mudpie gives the Buckeye Senior Balancer his stamp of approval!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    Have a hard keeper, tried a lot of different feeds. This seems to be working.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Perfect for a hard working horse. My horse acted so much better after we started this feed, perfect for the price.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy did it again. Thank you.

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    Have been on Buckeye Grow N Win. Worked great on my easy keeper. However, my other two not so well. This was recommended and works great on all three of my guys. Don't have to add joint because it has msm in it. Saves money. Low Feeding rate. For my hard keeper and senior broodmare (she came that way lol) works great. Just add 2 lbs of beet pulp with feed and all you can eat hay. All look great. Thank you Chewy for your wonderful staff. Can't say Thank You enuff.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressed with this ration balancer

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    This is my first experience with Buckeye and I was impressed with the reviews and testimonials left by other Chewy customers. My senior horse at pasture is not a picky eater (luckily) and eats this well. I feel like this is a good product and exactly the product I need to meet his nutritional needs.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Ration Balancer

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    I’ve tried all the brands over the years, including Triple Crown 30, Tribute Essential K, Nutrena Empower, and Purina Enrich Plus, and many trace mineral based balancers as well. I have a mixed herd of many breeds, including minis and donkeys, and none of the above suited the whole herd, which means I was overloaded with more feeds and supplements than you can imagine. Meal time x3 was NOT fun when you’ve got 14 buckets to prepare like that. I had used Buckeye ultimate finish products and liked what I saw, but I had to travel a 3 hour round trip to get them. I was thrilled to find Buckeye on Chewy! I ordered this balancer and within 2 weeks started seeing every equine in the herd acting and I’ve tried all the brands over the years, including Triple Crown 30, Tribute Essential K, Nutrena Empower, and Purina Enrich Plus, and many trace mineral based balancers as well. I have a mixed herd of many breeds, including minis and donkeys, and none of the above suited the whole herd, which means I was overloaded with more feeds and supplements than you can imagine. Meal time x3 was NOT fun when you’ve got 14 buckets to prepare like that. I had used Buckeye ultimate finish products and liked what I saw, but I had to travel a 3 hour round trip to get them. I was thrilled to find Buckeye on Chewy! I ordered this balancer and within 2 weeks started seeing every equine in the herd acting and looking fantastic. This is now my favorite ration balancer, and I have hours back in my day, and dollars back in my wallet. Thank you, Chewy. Keep up the great work expanding your offerings to the horse community, I know I speak for many when I say how grateful I am! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our Game Changer

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    We got Lex two years ago. 25 yrs old gelding. Once we started Sr grow and Win, he finally Is starting to thrive and gain weight. Could not be more pleased.

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