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WHY FEED FORAGE PELLETS OR CUBES?

Pellets and cubes are great for horses for the following:

  • Overall digestive health
  • Assists with needed weight gain and/or weight maintenance
  • Poor dental health
  • Post-operative care such as colic surgery
  • Hind gut ulcers
  • Soaked pellets and cubes can provide needed hydration during travel

Other Tips:

  • Convenient – Easy to measure and feed, easy to transport, ideal for limited storage space
  • For horses that have dental problems or horses that aggressively consume their feed, Standlee Premium Western Forage® cubes and pellets are recommended to be fed wet (2:1 - water to pellet/cube ratio), soaked in water for 30 minutes or until properly softened
  • If feeding pellets or cubes for the first time, make sure they are soaked to prevent rapid consumption, which could lead to choke
  • Gradually introduce pellets and cubes into your horse’s diet over a 14 day period, to minimize the chance of digestive upset
  • Always feed by weight not volume
  • A pound of pellets, equals a pound of cubes, equals a pound of long-stemmed forage
  • Processing from long-stem forage (bales) into pellets or cubes does not change digestibility
  • Feed 1.5-2.5% of body weight in forage per day - For a 1000 pound horse, that’s approximately 15-25 pounds per horse per day

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For any questions, please contact Standlee Premium Western Forage® at customerservice@standleeforage.com or 1-800-398-0819.