Horses thrive on consistency, but there’s nothing consistent about competition: performance schedules are anything but predictable, new neighbors arrive in adjoining stalls, and arenas and environments are constantly changing. This inconsistency can take a toll- affecting health, attitude, and performance. In fact, even common activities including stall confinement, exercise, and transportation are known to cause stress in horses, which may challenge their immune systems and can lead to gastric discomfort.
Purina® Ultium® Gastric Care horse formula helps equine athletes during the stress of competition by providing optimal gastric and immune support.
Purina® Ultium® Gastric Care horse formula was developed by Purina’s Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists and Veterinarians to provide consistent support during times of stress. This feed is the culmination of decades of Purina equine nutrition research, and contains specialized ingredients designed to support a healthy gastric environment and immune system.
Features & Benefits
Balanced Nutrition to Support Overall Health
Formulated by Purina Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists using only high-quality ingredients, Ultium® Gastric Care horse feed is designed to meet the daily protein, vitamin, and mineral needs of equine athletes.
Consistent Nutrition in Every Bag
Purina's Constant Nutrition® formulation process makes small adjustments in the amount of ingredients to compensate for nutrient variability. This process helps ensure that your horse receives consistent nutrition in every bag.
Energy to Support High-Performing Horses
Ultium® Gastric Care horse feed is nutritionally balanced and has the calories needed to support body condition and performance in smaller meals.
Highly Digestible Fiber Sources Support Optimal Hindgut Environment
Formulated with beet pulp, alfalfa and soy hulls to provide prebiotic fibers to the hindgut, which support beneficial microbes and gastrointestinal health.
Immune Support for Horses Affected by the Stress of Competition
Ultium® Gastric Care horse feed contains a specialized yeast extract to help support immune systems of horses affected by stress. Throughout the rigors of competition, you can have confidence your horse has the support needed for peak performance.
Purina® Amplify® Supplement Added to Support Body Condition
Multiple sources of fatty acids from flaxseed, stabilized rice bran, and vegetable oils help maintain body condition, healthy hair and skin.
Purina® Outlast® Supplement Added to Support Proper Gastric pH
Outlast® supplement contains a unique blend of ingredients that are designed to support gastric balance, giving you and your horse the confidence to perform. Our Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists have spent hundreds of hours (and counting) researching Outlast® supplement at our state-of-the-art Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Missouri. Hundreds of performance horses around the country participated in our nutrition research field tests and their owners loved the results.
|Weight of Horse in Pounds|
|Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture* (lbs/day)||7.00||9.50||12.00||14.50||17.00|
|Ultium® Gastric Care Formula (lbs/day)**|
|Maintenance - Elevated Activity||2.00||2.75||3.25||4.00||4.50|
|Very Heavy Work||7.75||10.25||12.75||15.25||17.75|
*This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, reduce the feeding rate of ULTIUM® GASTRIC CARE FORMULA by 1.0 lb for every additional 2.0 lbs of hay fed.
** Do not feed less than 0.3 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight per day to meet minimum protein, vitamin and mineral requirements for maintenance. If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace ULTIUM® GASTRIC CARE FORMULA with a lower calorie PURINA® Horse Feed option or PURINA® ENRICH PLUS® Ration Balancing Horse Feed, and supplement with PURINA® OUTLAST GASTRIC SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT.