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Which Integrity Formula For Growth, Pregnancy Or Lactation?

Integrity has two formulas for growth and reproduction: Growth and Mare & Foal. These feeds are balanced with the required nutrients to complement the forage portion of the diet. Integrity Rice Bran—both meal and nuggets—can be added to any Integrity formula to boost the fat content.

Integrity Formula Classification Types of Horses

Integrity Mare & Foal

Growth

Nursing foals - creep feeding as early as 3 weeks of age but not later than 8 weeks of age

Weanlings - up to 10-12 months of age

Integrity Growth

Integrity Mare & Foal

Growth

Integrity Growth for yearlings up to 3 years

Integrity Mare & Foal can be fed to yearlings, particularly if pellets are preferred

Integrity Growth

Growth & training

2-3 year-olds in training, conditioning, or long line

Any of the balanced Integrity formulas currently being fed

Pregnancy,
first 6 months

Any Integrity formula can be fed for the first 6 months

Integrity Growth

Pregnancy,

7-8 months

Pregnant mares, 7 and 8th months

Feeding levels may be higher for working mares

Integrity Growth

or

Integrity Mare & Foal

Pregnancy,

9th month

Pregnant Mares in the 9th month transition from Integrity Growth to Integrity Mare & Foal

Integrity Mare & Foal

Pregnancy,
9th month to foaling

Pregnant Mares - 9th month to foaling

Integrity Mare & Foal

Lactation, Early

Early Lactation - first 12 weeks after foaling

Integrity Mare & Foal

or

Integrity Growth

Lactation, Late

Late Lactation - 12 weeks after foaling to weaning

Lite, Adult/Senior

or

Integrity Timothy

Lactation,

10 -14 days prior to weaning

10 days prior to weaning, Integrity Growth or Integrity Mare & Foal should be gradually replaced with the Integrity product relative to how the mare will be used


Integrity Growth

Integrity Growth was formulated not just for the physiological growing phase of young horses but also to promote gut heath as the hindgut’s maturation parallels the horse’s growth.

  • Does not contain alfalfa or the high starch grains corn or barley.
  • Protein quality is very important to growth. Soybean meal is the 2nd ingredient of this balanced formula. It’s the optimum protein and lysine source and supplies the 15% protein in this feed.
  • Modest in fiber (11.5%), beet pulp is the primary fiber source to promote gut health during the hindgut’s maturation process.
  • Contains yeast culture, probiotics, and prebiotics to promote gut health.
  • Provides 8.5% crude fat, with rice bran as the 3rd ingredient.

Integrity Mare and Foal

Integrity Mare & Foal is a quality mare & foal balanced formula in pellet form.

  • The pellet form is easy for foals to chew, while still providing the benefits of a soluble fiber source.
  • Does not contain beet pulp because it can be challenging for creep and weanling fed foals to chew.
  • Does not contain alfalfa or the high starch grains corn or barley.
  • Soy hulls are the soluble fiber source for their attributes in the pelleting process.
  • Protein quality is important during pregnancy and lactation. Soybean meal, the 2nd ingredient, is the primary protein and lysine source.
  • Contains rice bran and canola oil and is modest in fat (6.5%).
  • Higher fat in the mare’s diet will increase milk fat levels.
  • As with all Integrity balance formulas, this feed contains whole ground flaxseed meal – a source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid. Canola oil also contains alpha linolenic acid.

Not sure what to feed your horse? Just email me, Dr. Bray, and I’ll be happy to help.