Wellsolve Wieght Control
Features & Benefits
Help support a strong immune system
Designed to be fed with hay or pasture
Ideal Level of Digestible Energy
Helps manage caloric intake and weight control while maintaining a healthy body condition
Less than 1,000 Calories/lb
Allows the horse to enjoy a larger meal without excess calories
Low-Calorie Full-Scoop Formula
A unique extruded feed form that is easy to feed, tastes great and helps satisfy the horse’s appetite
No Added Fat
With enough naturally occurring fatty acids for the fat-soluble vitamin absorption a horse needs
No Molasses or Grains
With a high-quality formula for optimal nutritional nutrition
To help reduce body fat and body condition score
Vitamin & Mineral Fortification
Provides 100% of needs for the weight-prone horse that may be missing required nutrition due to restricted grazing
Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition–2007” published by the National Research Council
||||Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Light Work **||3.0||4.0||5.0||6.0||6.5||7.5||7.5||7.5||8.0||8.0|
|Pregnant and Lactating Mares***||See notes below|
For Maintenance, Along with Hay*
||||Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Light Work **||5.0||6.5||8.0||9.5||11.0||12.0||12.5||13.0||13.0||13.0|
|Pregnant Mares (1–8 months)||4.0||5.0||6.0||7.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||8.0|
|Pregnant Mares (Last 90 days)||5.0||7.0||7.5||8.5||10.0||11.0||11.0||11.5||11.5||11.5|
|Lactating Mares ***||See notes below|
* These feeding recommendations are for horses eating 1 pound hay per 100 pounds of body weight per day in addition to WellSolve W/C® horse feed. This is the minimum amount of good quality hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, decrease amount of WellSolve W/C®horse feed fed by 1 pound per 2 pounds of additional hay fed. Do not feed less than 0.3 pounds of WellSolve W/C® horse feed per 100 pounds of body weight daily. Over feeding good quality hay or excessive availability to pasture may reduce the effectiveness of WellSolve W/C® horse feed to help control body weight.
** Once optimal body condition is obtained, performance horses in moderate and intense work may require a diet designed specifically for horses with higher caloric requirements such as Ultium® or Strategy® horse feeds.
*** Pregnant mares should not be on a weight loss program during the first and last 90 days of gestation. Lactating mares should be fed a diet designed specifically for horses with higher caloric requirements such as Strategy® horse feed.
- Feed at regular times.
- Divide total daily feeding into at least two servings with three to four daily servings preferred.
- Do not feed over 6 pounds of WellSolve W/C® horse feed in one serving.
- Be sure to weigh your feed using a scale. A small scale can be purchased in the fishing department of many sporting goods stores.
- Do not feed free-choice.
- Feed horse in a natural position from troughs placed at normal head height or lower.
- Have salt and plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times.
- Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites.
- Be sure that horses are free of dental problems.
- This product is not recommended for young growing horses under 2 years of age.
- Start with the amounts given for the weight and class of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10 percent to obtain the desired body condition and weight.
- It is not uncommon for horses to lose 90 to 100 pounds in the first 90 days of being fed WellSolve W/C® horse feed.
- Once your horse has reached the desired body condition, you may need to feed slightly more to end the weight loss cycle.
- Easy keepers can then be maintained on WellSolve W/C® horse feed to sustain this healthy body condition.
- More specific recommendations may also be obtained from a Purina representative.
- Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days.
- Mix the new feed with the old, gradually increasing the amount of the new feed while decreasing an equal amount of the old.
- Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 1 pound per day for each horse.