Essential K®, Pelleted, Low NSC Ration Balancer

Essential K®, Pelleted, Low NSC Ration Balancer

A low NSC ration balancer for idle, breeding, growing and performance horses.

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    Description

    Essential K® is a low sugar/starch (NSC), no added iron ration balancer designed to be fed to easy-keeping or overweight horses, or used as a top-dress with any other Tribute® feed to provide additional vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids to support performance or enhance topline. This ration balancer is ideal for horses consuming hay or pasture that is 50% or less alfalfa (or other legumes). If feeding hay or pasture that is 50% or more alfalfa, check out Alfa Essentials®. Essential K® is formulated with pre- and probiotics to support your horse’s digestive health.

    Benefits

    • Low sugar/starch (NSC) for horses with metabolic disorders and sensitivities.
    • A low feeding rate keeps calorie intake low for overweight and easy-keeping horses.
    • A low cost method of supplying essential nutrients.

    Feeding Rate Calculator

    Use our Feeding Rate Calculator to determine the proper feeding rate for your horse based on life stage, work level and body weight.

    Meal Size & Frequency:

    We recommend 2 or more meals per day. Do not exceed 5 lb per meal (4 lb for ponies, 6 lb for draft horses).

    Provide at least 1.5% of your horse’s body weight in quality forage (hay/pasture) daily. (ex. 1,000 lb horse needs 15 lb of forage per day, minimum).

    Be sure clean water is available at all times.

    Learn how to safely transition your horse’s diet:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude Protein (Min.): 28.00%
    Lysine (Min.): 2.20%
    Methionine (Min.): 0.60%
    Methionine & Cysteine (Min.): 1.00%
    Threonine (Min.): 1.20%
    Crude Fat (Min.): 6.00%
    Crude Fiber (Max.): 6.50%
    ADF (Max.): 8.00%
    NDF (Max.): 15.00%
    Dietary Starch (Max.): 4.50%
    Sugars (Max.): 8.00%
    Calcium (Ca) (Min.): 2.50%
    Calcium (Ca) (Max.): 3.50%
    Phosphorus (P) (Min.): 1.50%
    Salt (NaCl) (Min.): 1.25%
    Salt (NaCl) (Max.): 1.75%
    Potassium (K) (Min.): 1.50%
    Magnesium (Mg) (Min.): 0.40%
    Copper (Cu) (Min.): 300 ppm
    Zinc (Zn) (Min.): 900 ppm
    Manganese (Mn) (Min.): 240 ppm
    Cobalt (Co) (Min.): 4 ppm
    Iron (Fe) (Min.): 500 ppm
    Iodine (I) (Min.): 4 ppm
    Selenium (Se) (Min.): 1.5 ppm
    Vitamin A (Min.): 30,000 IU/lb
    Vitamin D (Min.): 2,500 IU/lb
    Vitamin E (Min.): 1,000 IU/lb
    Vitamin C (Min.): 80 mg/lb
    Biotin (Min.): 2.4 mg/lb
    Thiamine (Min.): 30 mg/lb
    Riboflavin (Min.): 8.5 mg/lb
    Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min.): 3.00%
    Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Min.): 0.40%
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Min.): 350 million CFU/lb
    Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Min.): 520 million CFU/lb
    Cellulase (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.): 9.6 Enzyme Units
    Protease (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.): 12 Enzyme Units
    Lipase (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.): 3.6 Enzyme Units
    Hemicellulase (Aspergillus Niger) (Min.): 10.8 Enzyme Units
    Phytase (Trichoderma reesei) (Min.): 55 FTU/lb

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    Ingredients

    Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Extruded Whole Soybeans, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Wheat Middlings, Flaxseed, Dried Whey, Cane Molasses, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Lignin Sulfonate, Magnesium Oxide, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Threonine, Salt, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, dlalpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin D Supplement, Biotin, Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Esters of L-Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Selenium Yeast, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Calcium Citrate, Active Dry Yeast, Yeast Culture, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Kelp Meal, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Extract, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite, Propionic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Propionic Acid (as a preservative) and Natural and Artificial Flavor.

    Everything Your Horse Needs In A Single Bag

    • Essential amino acids
    • Organic trace minerals
    • Antioxidants
    • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
    • Pre- and probiotics
    • B Vitamins, including biotin
    • Natural Vitamin E
    • No added iron
    • Select feeds with added joint support

    Tribute® Superior Equine Nutrition products are safely made in a facility in Upper Sandusky, Ohio that is free of ionophores and any other medications that may be harmful to horses. We stand behind our products with a 100% money back guarantee.