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Nature’s Essentials Free Balance 12:12 Supplement

NaturesEssentialsBlocksNature’s Essentials Free Balance is a vitamin and mineral supplement with Granular Technology Delivery System.  Also includes added vitamins E and D,  improved copper, zinc, magnesium and potassium levels.  Available in a 25 lb. bucket and 40 lb. block.

Feed Form: Granular Mineral or Block

Recommended For:Maintenance horses on pasture or hay.

 

Features

FEATURES BENEFITS
Granular Technology Delivery System™
  • Loose Mineral contains Granular Technology Delivery System™ that provides weather resistance and the availability of readily absorbable essential nutrients.
Vitamins and Minerals
  • Provides 100% of the required nutrients for horses when fed as directed* so no additional supplements are necessary. *Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition – 2007” published by the National Research Council.
Added Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E help reduce the damaging effects of “free radicals” and support the immune system.
Feed with Hay or Pasture
  • Nature’s Essentials® Free Balance® 12:12 mineral is designed to be fed with hay and/or pasture.
Feed Guard® Nutrition System
  • The FeedGuard® Nutrition System is one of the industry’s most innovative and exacting quality assurance programs. FeedGuard®Nutrition System can help deliver the trust, quality and performance that horse professionals demand every day.

Analysis

CALCIUM (CA) MIN 12.00 %
CALCIUM (CA) MAX 14.00 %
PHOSPHORUS  MIN 12.00 %
COPPER (CU)  MIN 1740 PPM
SELENIUM (SE) MIN 35.00 PPM
ZINC (ZN) MIN 6800 PPM
VITAMIN A MIN 80000 IU/LB
VITAMIN E MIN 1400 IU/LB

Directions

Feeding Recommendations:

Free Choice: Set Free Balance® 12:12 vitamin and mineral supplement in a large tub or mineral feeder under shelter or in a run-in shed. Research shows horses consume on average 2 ounces per head per day. Horses will eat more than the average some days and less on other days. Some horses will over-consume this supplement when first given free choice. If excessive consumption (more than 4 ounces/day) occurs for longer than 2 days, remove access for 2 days, then return to free choice. If over-consumption still occurs, try the Free Balance® 12:12 vitamin and mineral supplement in loose mineral form. Follow the measured feeding directions to top dress the horse’s regular grain or concentrate.

Measured Feeding (Loose Mineral): Use the scoop provided to top dress 2 ounces once daily per horse onto regular grain or concentrate.

Important Considerations:

  • Feed at regular times (at least twice daily). When feeding rates exceed 1% of body weight, three daily feedings are preferred
  • Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days
  • Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse
  • Feed along with at least 1-1.5% of horse’s body weight of good quality hay or the equivalent in pasture to make a complete ration
  • Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times
  • Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feed stuffs
  • Store feed in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects
  • Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness or death
  • This product to be fed to the animal species as directed on the label
  • In addition to nutritional care and consultation, be sure to make regular veterinary checkups and farrier appointments part of your horse wellness program

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