Free Balance 12:12 Supplement is a vitamin and mineral supplement with Granular Technology Delivery System. Throughout history, the ability to pick up and move to “greener pastures” has permitted generations of horses to thrive on forages. Total freedom and mobility has meant they naturally received nutritional variety from the vastly different geographic areas they frequented.
But today’s horses are typically limited to a single type of forage in one geographic area. Pastures in the same area or even different sections of the same pasture can have inadequate and/or inconsistent nutrient values. Grains such as oats and corn also have inadequate and/or variable amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins. So horses need help to achieve the nutritional balance they once derived naturally.
THAT’S WHERE FREE BALANCE® 12:12 SUPPLEMENT CAN HELP
For horses who are not receiving a balanced concentrate feed, the highly palatable Purina® Free Balance® 12:12 Vitamin & Mineral Supplement provides the added vitamins and minerals needed to balance a pasture or hay-only diet. Purina® Free Balance® 12:12 is also available in a 40 pound block.
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.
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.
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.
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