Teff Natural

Equis Teff Natural harnesses the unique qualities of teff grass, which is recognized as an excellent forage for horses at risk or suffering from laminitis. It’s also a good choice for easy keepers with metabolic, sugar-starch sensitivities or allergies, or muscle problems. A grass hay-based pelleted feed, Teff Natural contains no fat or molasses and can be fed as a fiber supplement or as a complete diet.

Benefits

  • • Equis® Teff Natural harnesses the unique traits of teff hay grown to be low in non-structural carbohydrates and calories. No molasses or added fat.
  • • Teff grass originates from Ethiopia, but is grown as a summer rotation crop in the United States. It has been recognized as an excellent forage option for horses at risk or suffering from laminitis. Appropriate for easy keepers with metabolic, digestive or muscle problems.
  • • Includes Alltech® BioMOS® and Diamond V Yeast Culture® at manufacturer’s recommended levels for your horse’s digestive wellness and immune balance through nutritional excellence.
  • • Features SelPlex® from Alltech® as a natural yeast derived selenium source due to the low availability of this trace mineral in northwest forages.
  • • Includes Zinpro® Performance Minerals®. Equis Teff Natural contains complexed trace minerals including zinc, manganese and copper. These minerals may only be required in small amounts each day, but they play a critical role in numerous metabolic functions that affect the overall health of the horse.
  • • Consult with your nutritionist or veterinarian before substituting the majority of the diet with Equis Teff Natural.

Ingredients

Teff grass hay, canola meal, distillers dried grains with solubles, soybean hulls, dried beet pulp, calcium carbonate, salt, yeast culture, natural and artificial flavors added, dried saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, zinc amino acid complex, copper amino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex, selenium yeast, sodium selenite, zinc sulfate, basic copper chloride, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt carbonate, mineral oil, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, biotin, choline chloride, niacin supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, natural and artificial flavors added, yucca schidigera extract, L-Lysine hydrochloride.
*Contains Bio-Mos®. Bio-Mos® is a registered trademark of Alltech, Inc.


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein minimum 11%
Lysine minimum 0.6%
Methionine minimum 0.15%
Crude Fat minimum 2%
Crude Fiber maximum 22%
Calcium minimum 0.75%
Calcium maximum 1.25%
Phosphorus minimum 0.4%
Copper minimum 50 ppm
Added Selenium minimum 0.3 ppm
Zinc minimum 175 ppm
Vitamin A minimum 3,750 IU/lb
Vitamin D minimum 375 IU/lb
Vitamin E minimum 45 IU/lb
Biotin minimum 0.3 mg/lb

Feeding Directions

Activity Feeding Recommendation as a Percentage (%) of Body Weight Pounds of Feed per 500 lbs of Body Weight
Maintenance         Mostly Hay Based Diet < 0.4 % + Equis Ultramin or Daily 35%*** 1.0
When Fed With Hay 0.4 - 0.8 % 2.0 - 4.0
When Fed Without Hay 1.4 - 1.8 % 7.0 - 9.0
*Work closely with your veterinarian and nutritionist when balancing diets for horses with sugar-starch sensitivities and/or disease (i.e. Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, Cushings Syndrome, ect.)
***When feeding less than recommended feeding amount, add Equis Ultramin or Equis Daily 35% to complete your horse’s vitamin and mineral requirement (See tags for further recommendations).


  • • Feeding rates depend heavily on the quality of forage, activity level, age, breed, temperament, and special needs of each horse.
  • • Changes in feed type or rate should be made gradually.
  • • Feeding a minimum of 1% of body weight in roughage is highly recommended.
  • • Fresh, clean water should be available at all times.
  • • Feed horses regularly, preferably two or more times daily.
  • • Do not feed old, moldy, or insect infested feeds as they may cause illness, abortions, or death.
  • • Store in a dry place.