Horse Feeding Guide

Horse’s Need/Situation Products Justification
Idle, Easy-Keeper Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ (if owner will not feed under 4 lbs/day) Supplies needed nutrients in low calorie product
Older/Senior Forage Extender Pellets or Cubes, Senority Pelleted or Senority Textured, Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ Complete feeds, high in digestible fiber; use Essential K if horse can still eat hay and is obese
Older/Senior – owner desires a joint supplement Senority Textured GC, Essential K GC Supplies Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate at levels equal to or exceeding popular supplements at less cost/day
Hyper/Nervous/Hard to Handle Kalm ‘N EZ, Kalm Ultra, Essential K, K Finish, Kalm N Fit, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 High fat, low NSC
Overweight, Insulin Resistant Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ Low total calories, low NSC intake
Sales Prep, Underweight Kalm Ultra, Kalm Performer, Kalm ‘N EZ, Essential K Safe calories for weight gain in the form of fat and highly digestible fiber
High-Level Performance (Racing, endurance etc.) Performance Advantage, Tough to Beet, Kalm Ultra, Kalm Performer, K Finish, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 High calorie, high fat, added antioxidants
Performance – owner desires a joint supplement Essential K GC, Kalm Performer GC Low potassium, high digestible fiber content
Cushings Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 Low NSC, fat calories, balanced amino acids to help maintain muscle
Laminitic Essential K, K Finish, Kalm ‘N EZ, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 Low NSC, safe calories from highly digestible fiber and fat
Digestive Challenges, Post-Surgery Forage Extender Pellets or Cubes, Senority Pelleted or Senority Textured, Essential K Kalm ‘N EZ Complete feeds, high in digestible fiber; replace nutrients and gut flora
Colic Senority Pelleted or Senority Textured, Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ High in digestible fiber; concentrated nutrition
Diarrhea ADVANCE Paste Replenish minerals, vitamins, gut microbes
Heaves Forage Extender Pellets or Cubes, Senority Pelleted or Senority Textured, Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ Complete feeds or high fiber, no dust
Tying Up (Recurrent External Rhabdomyolysis – (RER)) Kalm Ultra, Kalm Performer, Kalm ‘N EZ, Essential K, K Finish, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 Safe calories in the form of fat to reduce potential tie-ups, low NSC*
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) Senority Pelleted or Senority Textured, Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ Low potassium, high digestible fiber content
Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM; PSSM) Essential K, Kalm ‘N EZ, K Finish, Cool Omega 40, Cool Calories 100 High fat, low NSC
Breeding Operations Essential K, Advance Paste Higher protein, digestible vitamins, chelated minerals, balanced amino acids;
Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD) Advance Paste, Essential K  
Rejected/Orphan Foal Advance Paste  
Wobblers Essential K, Alfa Essentials, Growth, Alfa Growth, Advance paste Low calorie, highly concentrated nutrition; Alfa Exxentials for forages ≥ 50% legume.

NOTE: High legume hay NOT recommended for situations where D.O.D. or Wobblers exist.