How To Read a Feed Tag

Learn what labels on equine feed products do and don’t tell you with this visual guide. Sponsored by Purina.

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The label, or feed tag, on each bag of commercial horse feed can supply you with a wealth of information. Learning to interpret the information isn’t all that difficult, and it can tell you whether the feed you’re buying is the right product for your horse. Example of a guaranteed analysis of a concentrate formulated for maintenance, performance, and senior horse Ingredients, and things a feed tag does not tell you Although the feed tag doesn’t tell you everything, it can be a valuable reference guide, particularly when combined with a forage analysis. If you have questions about the information on (or not on) the label, contact your feed salesperson, equine nutritionist, or feed company’s equine representative.


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