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Balanced®

1020

DE Kcal/lb

25%

Protein

4%

Fat

10%

Fiber

13.5%

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LOW FEEDING RATE, MAXIMUM RESULT
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Safe Starch
Low starch and sugars ideal for horses with specific dietary needs
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Low Feeding Rate
Average feeding rate of 1-2 lbs. per day
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Hoof Health
Biotin, Zinc and Methionine for hoof growth and strength
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Muscle Fuel
Essential amino acids for muscle development and recovery
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Digestion & Immune Support
Added pre and probiotics to support gut microbiome, digestion, and immunity
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Minerals Maximized
Chelated minerals for improved absorption and bioavailability
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Low Feeding Rate
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Low Starch
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Low Energy
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Pellet
Safe Starch icon
Safe Starch
Low starch and sugars ideal for horses with specific dietary needs
Low feeding rate icon
Low Feeding Rate
Average feeding rate of 1-2 lbs. per day
Hoof Health icon
Hoof Health
Biotin, Zinc and Methionine for hoof growth and strength
Muscle fuel icon
Muscle Fuel
Essential amino acids for muscle development and recovery
Digestion & immune support icon
Digestion & Immune Support
Added pre and probiotics to support gut microbiome, digestion, and immunity
Chelated Minerals icon
Minerals Maximized
Chelated minerals for improved absorption and bioavailability

About Balanced

Hygain® Balanced® is a pelleted ration balancer that delivers optimal daily levels of nutrients at a low feeding rate, and is suitable for a wide range of horses. Balanced® is ideal for easy keepers, horses that thrive on a forage-only diet, breeding and growing horses, or those that are not meeting nutrient requirements from their current diet. At an average feeding rate of just 1-2 lbs. per day, Balanced® is an economical option to meet your horse’s nutrient needs.

  • Low feeding rate, ideal for easy keepers
  • 13.5% total non-structural carbohydrates
  • Natural vitamin E to support antioxidant, circulatory, and cardiovascular functions
  • Prebiotics and probiotics to support a healthy gut microbiome and immune system aiding in fiber digestion
  • Chelated minerals for maximum bioavailability and absorption
  • Biotin for healthy hooves, skin, and coat

Ingredients

Canola Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yeast Extract & Yeast Culture.

Nutrition Analysis

Per lb. (As Fed)
Crude Protein (min)
25%
Lysine (min)
2%
Crude Fat (min)
6%
Crude Fiber (max)
10%
Acid Detergent Fiber (max)
15%
Neutral Detergent Fiber (max)
25%
Dietary Starch (max)
5%
Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (max)
7%
Water Soluble Carbohydrates (max)
8.5%
Non Structural Carbohydrates (max)
13.5%
Calcium (min)
3.2%
Calcium (max)
3.5%
Phosphorus (min)
1.6%
Magnesium (min)
0.6%
Potassium (min)
1%
Sodium (min)
0.6%
Sodium (max)
0.7%
Chloride (min)
0.8%
Manganese (min)
510 ppm
Zinc (min)
540 ppm
Copper (min)
200 ppm
Iron (min)
600 ppm
Iodine (min)
3 ppm
Selenium (min)
2.3 ppm
Selenium (max)
2.5 ppm
Vitamin A (min)
20,400 IU/lb
Vitamin D (min)
2,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E (min)
680 IU/lb
Menadione (min)
10.4 mg/lb
Thiamine - Vitamin B1 (min)
13.6 mg/lb
Riboflavin - Vitamin B2 (min)
20.8 mg/lb
Niacin (min)
90.7 mg/lb
Pantothenic Acid (min)
30.8 mg/lb
Vitamin B6 (min)
9.5 mg/lb
Vitamin B12 (min)
65.8 ug/lb
Folic Acid (min)
20 mg/lb
Biotin (min)
1.9 mg/lb
Yeast Extract (min)
4,536 mg/lb
Yeast Culture (min)
45.4 Billion CFU/lb

What's Inside Balanced

Biotin is part of the B vitamin family and serves many health-promoting roles in the body, including effective glucose metabolism, reproductive tract health, and ideal thyroid function. As an important coenzyme in protein synthesis, Biotin is best known for supporting healthy hair and hooves.
All Hygain® feeds and ration balancers contain a highly stable, biologically active form of natural vitamin E (d-ɑ-tocopherol). Natural vitamin E protects cells from free radical damage while also supporting normal circulatory and neuromuscular functions. The natural form of vitamin E is preferentially absorbed by the body over synthetic sources. With pasture being the most abundant source of vitamin E in the equine diet, a formula with natural vitamin E is essential for horses who are not on full-time pasture.
Prebiotic fibers promote a healthy gut flora by providing nourishment to beneficial microbes in the digestive tract of the horse, particularly the hindgut. These microbes are responsible for breaking down fiber and producing volatile fatty acids that the horse can use for energy. A healthy gut microflora helps to discourage the growth of harmful microbes and promotes a more stable gut environment for an overall healthier horse.
Probiotics are direct fed (live) microbials that stimulate the activity of good bacteria in the horse’s digestive tract. The addition of probiotics to equine diets improves fiber digestion, immune response, and can support maintainenance of an appropriate pH for a healthy digestive tract.

Feeding Tips

Hygain® Balanced® is formulated as a ration balancer that contains quality protein for muscle building and balanced levels of critical nutrients for mature and growing horses.

Hygain® Balanced® can be fed on its own when horses do not require grain to maintain ideal condition. It can also provide supplemental nutrients in home mixed diets or feeds when not fed at the recommended feeding rate.

Balanced® should be introduced to your horse’s diet gradually. Adjust intake according to pregnancy and lactation status, age, breed, growth rate, body condition, work load, and pasture/hay availability and quality. 

The combination of Hygain® feeds with a quality forage is suitable for most horses. However, it is always recommended that you seek professional assistance from your veterinarian and our nutrition team.

  1. Introduce Hygain® Balanced® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-10 day period.
  2. Feed by weight, not by volume.
  3. Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
  4. Free choice salt should be offered at all times.
  5. Ensure horses have access to clean water.
  6. Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist.
  7. Contact Hygain® for additional dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions.
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